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

Visitor spending may just hit 2020 target

Long-term visitor expenditure forecasts released last week by Tourism Research Australia show Australia will only marginally reach the lower end of its target range by its 2020 deadline. The forecast […]

BYOjet Debuts ‘Disruptive Technology’

Australian online agent BYOjet has debuted a new style of travel agency, with what the company’s managing director, Lenny Padowitz, says he believes is the future for the travel industry. […]

Tasmanian national parks open for development ideas

Developers are being invited to submit ideas for tourism ventures in Tasmania’s national parks. The Tasmanian Government is unlocking the parks to low-impact tourism development. The move was announced during […]

Tigerair Australia’s Three Day Countdown Sale

Tigerair Australia is counting down to the upcoming school holidays with a three day sale featuring thousands of seats available from just $30* today, $20* tomorrow and $10* on Friday. […]

Adventure Travel Expo sale finalised

After 8 fantastic years owning and running the Adventure Travel & Backpackers expo series, Andrew Paltridge has announced yesterday that the business has been sold to OFM Exhibitions Pty Ltd  – a […]