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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Adventure Travel and Backpackers Expo comes to Melbourne

Put 18-19 February in your diary for the annual backpacker expo to be held in Melbourne. Featuring over 100 travel industry experts this is the perfect place to get travel ideas and deals for 2012. Here are some more details:

18 – 19 February 2012 at the Royal Exhibition Building, (Carlton).12noon – 6pm daily
Talk to over 100 exhibitors at Melbourne’s ONLY Adventure Travel Expo!
There is no better way to go than talking to the experts before planning the trip of a lifetime. Our exhibitors come from all over the world and are there to give you the low-down on all that’s happening out there.
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Travel update: NZ lashed by storms

Flights between Australia and New Zealand have been delayed and/or cancelled as icy storms have lashed the South Island and are now headed to the North.

Check out the following report from the BBC for details and check conditions if you’re heading to NZ anytime soon or simply planning on travelling anywhere around the country.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/external/player.swf

If that doesn’t work then check out the following raw footage from NZ Herald:

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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