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

Regional visa program extended, but farmers unimpressed

An attempt to address worker shortages in agriculture has been dismissed by farmers as “meaningless”. Key points: 18 new occupations announced as eligible for skilled worker visas in regional AustraliaOccupations […]

Perth Wildcats cultural change for success

There are few bigger success stories to come out of Australia in recent times than The Wiggles. With their catchy tunes and multicoloured outfits, they have captured the imagination of […]

Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Conference – save the date

Adventure Queensland (AQ), the peak backpacking and independent travel industry body for Queensland is excited to announce the return of the Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference that will […]

Tourism Australia’s latest WHM campaign in Europe

In Brisbane last Thursday 14 March at the Destination Australia conference Tourism Australia (TA) launched Australia Inc, positioning Australia as the world’s most desirable WHM destination: offering countless work opportunities in […]

Air BnB – illegal hotels at the expense of Sydney housing

Snooping around Sydney’s Airbnb listings reveals a city with more than 36,500 places listed at a higher average price than Paris, London, Melbourne, New York and Hong Kong. Sydneysiders have […]

Page 3 of 11712345...102030...Last »