Author's Profile

Mike Barrow
Mike arrived in Sydney in 1989 as a typical British backpacker with $17 and one phone number. He also decided Sydney was paradise living in a three bedroom unit with 17 other backpackers. He eventually managed to get a proper job in a small backpacking publishing company. After spending four years trying to get residency, Mike finally 'got in' and set up his own company, Travel Maps Australia in 1993. In 2000 the Company rebranded to THE WORD and in 2014 started The Byte. Mike lives in Sydney's northern beaches, keeps fit and healthy and wouldn't live anywhere else.

Recent Articles

Byte events announcement

 This year’s events calendar for Australia and New Zealand’s backpacker industry just  got alot more interesting. . . . The Byte is proud to announce two brand new events for […]

Dredging up trouble on the reef

There’s no doubt that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Cyclones, floods, coral bleaching and the crown of thorns starfish have all taken their toll on the fragile ecosystem […]

Adventure tours KI price drop

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours – one of Adelaide’s highest ranking tours on Trip Advisor – has dropped its price for its popular two-day trip to Kangaroo Island to just $399 […]

Welcome to Noosa – One year on

Nearly 200 members of the Noosa tourism industry celebrated proudly last week, with the ‘Welcome to Noosa – one year on’ industry event held at Noosa Boathouse. The event celebrated the […]

Vivid Sydney smashing visitor records

Sydney’s psychedelic festival of light, sound and idea’s ‘Vivid Sydney’ is breaking all previous records with more than 270,000 visitors welcomed during its first weekend, Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism […]

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