VIP Backpackers travel picks for 2012

Okay so it’s that time of year when you need to start planning out your travel for the new year.

There’s no excuse really to get out your diary and start thinking about where you should go. So with that in mind here’s five locations we think would be worth a stop over in 2012.

Here are three destinations featured from the top picks in the January 2012 newsletter.


Okay so Tokyo might be off limits still at present but that doesn’t mean you can’t go to Kyoto. It’s almost 400 kilometres away and one of the most interesting cities in Japan, thanks to a rich history in which it was once the imperial capital. It is of course replete with Geisha, renowned for its beauty in Autumn when the trees turn to gold and crimson and filled with various UNESCO World Heritage listed treasures. So get on over to Japan, enjoy Kyoto and help the people and economy get on their feet in 2012.

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Happy New Year from VIP Backpackers

Wishing all our travellers and industry workers a safe and happy new year!

It’s been a great year for us as we moved to Sydney and set up camp down there. Don’t forget to visit us in the new year.

It’s been a tough year for Australian, New Zealand and Japanese tourism after all the natural disasters in those countries and we sincerely hope things pick up in 2012.

Finally we hope you all have a terrific party on December 31 wherever you are. We do hope you got to some of the party locations from our newsletter list – if not put them on your list for next year!!

We look forward to travelling with you in 2012…


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VIP’s top 10 destinations for 2010

It’s that time of the year folks in which we’ve already surpassed thinking of the year that’s passed and start thinking about the year ahead. And in this part of the world, if you’re a VIP Backpacker, that means you’re thinking about travel! To help you on your way, here are some hot VIP destinations to consider in 2010.

Sydney, Australia

1. Sydney, Australia
The perennial backpacker favourite won’t alter its status in 2010. If you’re arriving in Australia this is a good place to base for work, the climate is great and there’s plenty to see and do, plus there’s gnarly events all year like the Mardi Gras and New Year’s fireworks.
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