The people’s vote! November 2009
Winners of the 2009 Golden Backpack Award for best tour in Queensland -
Islandive.com are proud winners of the Golden Backpack Awards most outstanding tour activity in Queensland!
First time in the history of the awards has this been achieved by a company from the Whitsundays.
The Golden Backpacks are the only dedicated awards for Australia and New Zealand’s backpacking industry. Over 40,000 backpackers voted for their favourite adventure tour, hostel and backpacker night out in every State and Territory in Australia and across the Tasman.
Islandive.com were voted in by independent travellers visiting both countries for best tour activity for their innovation and outstanding achievement in the industry. It is a huge honour to be recognised in this category.
A record 450 guests saw AFL legend and red meat campaigner Sam Kekovich and the event’s sponsors present 36 awards to the best of Australia and New Zealand’s backpacking industry.
TNT Magazine Publishing Director Martin Lane said: “Each vote is put through a rigorous checking process to ensure fair play – we only accept votes with verifiable contact details so the Golden Backpacks really do reflect the will of the people.” The Golden backpacks reward those companies who work hardest to make backpacking around Australia and New Zealand that extra bit special.
Already winners of the “Whitsunday Tourism Awards for best Adventure Tour” for 2009 - Islandive.com offers that extra bit special. All their tours are professionally crewed, the boats are all installed with the vibrant Blue LED Lighting for night time discovery, new state of the art Air Bank Dive Compressors, Prop Guards for diver safety and advanced ecotourism certification. Islandive are dedicated in providing all tourists an unforgettable true adventure experience around the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.
In the picture below MC Sam Keckovich , Islandives Keith Roberts, Jo Wilke from Aquarius Backpackers & Brett Claxton from Calypsos Cairns.