Vote and win – Enter the Golden Backpack Awards

It’s that time of year when we ask you to vote for your favourite VIP backpacker hostels and tour providers in the annual Golden Backpack Awards. Simply nominate your favourite service provider–that great hostel you stayed in or an amazing tour experience you had–and you also go in the running to win free flights around Australia! The categories cover best hostels and activities in each state and territory, plus national awards for Australia and New Zealand. They are highly prized awards because the winners are nominated by travellers like you! Read on to see the full list:

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Best job in the world – the shortlisted applications

If yoThe Best Jobs in the World Logou were one of the 30,000 hopefuls in the recent round of Australia’s “best job in the world” openings, then you will want to check out the short listed applications that went live yesterday.

Positions available included chief funster, lifestyle photograph, outback adventurer, park ranger, taste manager and wildlife caretaker in six of Australia’s states and territories. Applicants had 30 seconds to indicate in a video why they were the best person for the job. Click here to see the successful applicants.

Apply Now for Chief Funster in New South Wales Apply Now for Outback Adventurer in NT Apply Now for Park Ranger in Queensland
Apply Now for Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia Apply Now for Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne Apply Now for Taste Master in Western Australia

And if you missed all the hype this time around here’s the promotional video to see what it’s all about:


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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There’ll be an update added every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at blog@vipbackpackers.com

Your chance to win travel prizes this June

Here’s something that might interest Aussie travellers:

JUMP INTO HOTEL DISCOVERY THIS JUNE!

Stay at Melbourne’s Hotel Discovery in June and be in the chance to win over $5000 worth of travel products and other great prizes!  Hotel Discovery has teamed up with some of Australia and NZ’s best operators to launch their first Jump into June campaign which also gives guests exclusive and unbeatable travel specials for the entire month of June! 

Hotel Discovery is a large hostel located in the heart of Melbourne CBD and right next to one of Melbourne’s premier attractions, the Queen Victoria Markets. With rates from $22, free Wi-Fi, daily events and breakfast you should jump on this offer and book now!

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There will be a blog every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at viplounge@vipbackpackers.com


Travel competition: fly me to visit someone

This might be of interest to some of you travel addicts out there:

Nymgo is heating up its social media efforts by celebrating and honoring the hard work of expats and all kinds people living all over the globe by launching the “Nymgo, fly me to visit someone” contest on its regional Facebook pages – Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A total of 5 competitions and 5 round trip airplane tickets , Nymgo is awarding one person on each of these Facebook pages the chance to fly anywhere in the world, by simply choosing a friend they would like to visit. The contestant simply uploads a picture along with a required caption (maximum 500 words) explaining why they should win the trip to see that person.

Enter contest here:

If you haven’t heard of Nymgo before, they offer low priced international calls from PCs to any phone in the world.

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There’ll be an update added every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at blog@vipbackpackers.com