Golden Backpacks countdown: voting opens in one week

Voting in this year’s Golden Backpack Awards will commence on July 18th 2011, with the campaign to run for 10 weeks.  

Once again voting will be conducted exclusively online, with all votes verified by e-mail.

The voting will be heavily promoted via TNT Magazine and The web page will be a nominated free site in all Global Gossip locations throughout Australia and New Zealand and backpacker businesses will also be encouraged to link to it from their own websites.

Run in association with TNT Publishing and Backpacker Trade News, the Golden Backpacks are the only consumer-voted awards for Australia and New Zealand’s independent travel industry. Voting closes on September 16th and the winners will be announced at the gala dinner at Dockside on October 27th.

Bookings to attend the Golden Backpack Awards dinner and Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference on October 27th, plus the Independent Travel Exchange on October 26th, will go on sale on July 18th. Guests are encouraged to book early for all three events; the early bird saving is available until August 31st with a huge saving of $138 per person.

For more information about the Golden Backpack Awards and all our industry events listed above, please e-mail

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