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

Adventure Tourism Victoria launches in Melbourne

On a warm Melbourne night in late February approximately 50 of Melbourne and Victoria’s key players and leaders in the adventure tourism industry came together to celebrate the launch of […]

Interview with: Barry Downes from Imperium Tourism Holdings

The Byte caught up with Barry Downes, key player and gunning advocate for the adventure tourism industry, to get his insight on current events and concepts brought to the boil […]

Government funding to attract new migrants to regional Australia

The Federal Government will provide $19.4 million in funding over the next four years to support regional areas to attract skilled migrants. Regional employers and skilled migrants wanting to live […]

Call for Airbnb crackdown to target investors, holiday homes in Western Australia

WA’s biggest tourism lobby group has called for a crackdown on Airbnb, pushing for a ban on the use of residential properties for tourist accommodation unless someone is living there. […]

Lonely Planet has a new boss

Lonely Planet has named Luis Cabrera as its new president and CEO. Cabrera doesn’t have a media background and his previous role was as a partner at BCG Digital Ventures, a corporate investment […]