Travellers Auto Barn Wins Golden Backpacks "Best National Transport Company" for Second Year Running

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For the second year running Travellers Auto Barn have scooped the hotly contested Best National Transport Company award at this year's TNT Golden Backpacks industry gala in Sydney. The vehicle rental and sales company edged out competition from some of the region's biggest names in the leisure travel market to take home the silverware.

Travelers Auto Barns Phil O'Grady and Marie Violan accept the award from screen legend Jack Thompson

For the second year running Travellers Auto Barn have scooped the hotly contested Best National Transport Company award at this year's TNT Golden Backpacks industry gala in Sydney. The vehicle rental and sales company edged out competition from some of the region's biggest names in the leisure travel market to take home the silverware.

With the thousands of votes counted in this year's ballot the result was unanimous, Travellers Auto Barn, the backpacker campervan rental specialist, had done it again and beaten a stellar group of competition for the coveted Best National Transport Company for the second year in a row.

The awards, hosted by cricketing legend Kerry O'Keefe and Australian screen icon Jack Thompson, were attended by around 300 industry insiders from Australian and New Zealand. Travellers Auto Barns Managing Director, Peter Burke was on hand to collect the award.

"We have had a great year and this is just the icing on the cake for us. In a tough and very competitive market we have continued with a program of fleet expansion while sticking to our original idea of providing what is obviously a much loved and appreciated service to the backpacking community. This is conformation that we are following the right path and it's great to be awarded by the people you set out to serve...again!"

With a new range of campervans on the road this year and an ever expanding fleet of Hi Top Camper Vans, Wagons and Compact cars, T.A.B find themselves in a prime position to take advantage of the rapidly growing self drive market in Australia. The phenomenal growth of the market over the last few years has been brought on by a shift in the way budget travellers and backpackers want to travel. More and more holiday makers are shying away from pre-organised tours and trips preferring instead to make their own adventure and have a more authentic experience along the way - and what better way is there than in your own campervan

The Golden Backpacks are an industry award specifically for the Australian and New Zealand backpacker industry. They are presented by TNT magazine with votes taken from backpackers who nominate their favourite service provider. This was the awards 2nd year.

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