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

Q&A with Juanita Bloomfield, AQ Chair & Tourism Noosa

This week’s Q&A is with Juanita Bloomfield from Tourism Noosa who has been elected to the Chairperson of Adventure Queensland. What do you see as the greatest challenge for your association […]

SEO (search engine optimisation) is dead – “And so I believe it is a paid world.”

With those simple words, Priceline(.)com CEO Paul Hennessy summarized a development that has become painfully obvious to travel brands trying to get their piece of free real estate in Google […]

Ever thought of being a travel writer?

You are in the travel industry, love travelling and think you know a fair bit about it and like to meet new people. You take a great photo and have […]

Q&A with Alanna Stevens, Colourful Trips and BOA

The Byte got talking with Alanna Stevens, the new General Manager at Colourful Trips and new President at BOA NSW.  One of the new breed and a mover and shaker […]

OTA commissions likely to rise! Have your say

In the wake of Expedia gobbling up Wotif (Australia’s leading OTA), last year, the ACCC is conducting a survey to see what impact this consolidation has had on commission rates. […]

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