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

ACCC crackdown on fake hotel reviews

  In the tourism industry a bad online review can have devastating effects, so it’s no wonder businesses go to great lengths to please their customers in the hope they […]

Millennials Marketing Conference 2016 – Day One

For the first time in Australia, Growth Tank has run a marketing conference aimed at marketers in the 18-35 yr or Millennials or Gen Y segment. Day One was geared towards ‘getting […]

As Ireland’s economy improves, Australia loses the luck of the Irish backpacker

As the economy in Ireland recovers after the global financial crisis, there’s reports of a growing number of Irish people in Australia who are considering moving home, and worryingly, a […]

Tasmania is moving to ban Wicked Campers from national parks

Transport Minister Rene Hidding said the Government would cancel the registration of vehicles displaying slogans he described as “vile and appalling”. The move has been welcomed by the Australian Christian […]

Wake Up! adds Bondi Backpackers to the Millett family group

The famous Bondi Backpackers on world-famous Bondi Beach has sold for $18 million to Sydney-based hospitality operators, The Millett Group. Christian and family also own the 540-bed Wake Up! hostel in Sydney’s […]

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