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

Loka Launch

A NEW travel company offering authentic, local adventures and flexible transport options is set to launch in Australia later this year. Kiwi Experience and Oz Experience founder Neil Geddes and […]

Working holiday visa price hike

WARNINGS from the youth travel industry about the increase in the cost of working holiday maker visas to Australia appear to have been warranted, with a sharp fall in the […]

‘Wake Up!’ in Melbourne

  The Millett family behind luxury hostel brand Wake Up! have   purchased 277-279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne known as  Tomasetti House. Currently operating with a mix of tenants including International […]

Introduction to ‘The Byte’

BYTE Custom Media are proud to announce the launch of – Australia and New Zealand’s most current website for professionals working in the backpacker/youth tourism industry.