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WorldNomads.com - What a month !

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 3 August 2009 | Views [2622]

Here's a few newsworthy items that have made up the month of July.

WorldNomads.com Wins Innovation Award !

Well we all got decked out in the penguin suits and fancy dresses ( I was suited by the way) and tottered off to the 2009 Insurance Industry Awards. We were nominated in the 'Innovation of the Year' category.

The award was for "For organisations, teams or individuals operating in the insurance industry in Australia and/or New Zealand who have made a fresh and successful contribution to product development and/or customer service through innovation."

Well after some nervous moments and a few wines to settle the nerves, our name was announced to screaming from the team resembling that of a 'Jonas Brothers' fan club !

We're very chuffed at having won, but all feel we can do better. These awards give us a good kick along and keep us motivated to develop great products and travel services and deliver the best customer service we can.

Van-Tastic Adventures hits the Road !

As I'm writing this article, our first stage winners, Hamish and Adam, a couple of hysterical kiwi boys will be climbing into 'Geoff the Campervan' to take off on Van-Tastic Adventures - Queensland.

We've also just announced our second stage winners. Van-Tastic Adventures News South Wales was won by Kristy and Carly, who'll pick up the Geoff on September 18, for 6 weeks of road trippin' adventures.

Remember there are still 5 stages left to apply for, so if you and a mate have got what it takes to film, blog and win your way across Australia to $10,000, get cracking and APPLY NOW!

(Also, as a side note, spare a virtual hug for Alicia and Kristen, our WorldNomads.com marketing assistant and her travel buddy, who gouged the side of the van whilst driving it to Cairns for the first leg...ouch ! who said Americans can't drive....)

Documentary-Scholarship-Mayhem at WorldNomads.com!

Congratulations to our 2009 Video Documentary Scholarship winner, Maranatha Hay, self confessed documentary filmmaker, short-story writer and grand-champion chicken exhibitionist. She's off to Vietnam to shoot a Medical Trek documentary which hopefully will be screened on Nat Geo Adventure later in the year.

Applications are now open for the 2009 Travel Photography Scholarship. An amazing opportunity to travel with Gap Adventures and on-assigment National Geographic Photographer, Jason Edwards, to the Antarctic! Click here for more details.

Coming up !

We've got serious heads down, bum's up development work ahead of us. Lot's of changes will be happening to the site, improvements for our World Nomads journal owners, addition of more language guides iPhone applications and some significant changes to how we manage customer service, which will further enable us to support our travellers.

In the meantime, we hope you keep travelling safely !

Chris Noble
General Manager

Tags: insurance industry awards, travel photography scholarship, van-tastic adventures, video documentary scholarship, world nomads

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