Golden Backpack Award 2017 Nominations are now open

This years backpacker and youth Industry awards, being held on the Gold Coast, Queensland are now open for nominations.

The awards which are now in their 11th year look to award those operators and businesses that operate in the niche sector of youth or backpacker travel in Australia and New Zealand. With 40 categories on offer there is an award category for every type of business and all sizes, big or small.

This years awards will see dual awards offered in the regional Accommodation and tour categories based on the size of company/operation to open up the playing field for different sized businesses giving everyone a competitive chance to win.

Kevin Ellis, owner of the events stated, “It is difficult to please all the people all the time, especially with an awards program, where there are more businesses that don’t win than do win! This initiative of adding in additional awards specifically for these companies will hopefully give smaller hostels or newer tour companies the confidence to enter this awards program and have a good chance to achieve success. We have had smaller companies/operators win awards in the past but this way there will be a smaller business winner in each state in both the tour and accommodation categories.”

With last years event attracting nearly 250 people to the awards themselves, it is expected that this years events will be bigger and better than last year. The event will once again be held at Skypoint Tower on Thursday 9th November.

Ellis added “Last years event was a roaring success being hosted at Skypoint, we raised the bar massively. It will be a tough to improve on that, but I am confident in our plans and with the support we have received from our partners Gold Coast Tourism, Tourism Australia, Website Travel and Rezdy, we will deliver a quality week of events for the industry again in November.”
Companies wishing to nominate themselves or another business can do so by Clicking Here or using the following URL:

Tickets for Backpacker Week are currently on sale and there is an early bird discount available on multi tickets.Tickets can be purchased here

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