Another Golden Backpack Award for 1st Contact

After votes from TNT readers were collected via several live and online campaigns, 1st Contact was honoured with another prestigious TNT Golden Backpack Award at the gala evening event on 25 October 2012.

Last year, 1st Contact won the award in the “Best Support Service” category. This year, we’ve won in a similar category again – “Favourite Finance Support Provider”.

Joanne Deeb, 1st Contact's Business Development Manager, receives the award for 'Favourite Finance Support Provider'

Joanne Deeb, 1st Contact's Business Development Manager, receives the award for 'Favourite Finance Support Provider'

In total, 32 winners were announced at the event, where the very cream of the independent travel industry was celebrated. These awards recognise tour operators, airlines, accommodation and transport providers who have shown outstanding commitment to the youth travel market.

TNT’s editor, Laura Chubb, said: “The thing that makes these awards really count is that they’re voted for by the TNT readers. And who better to judge the best of the best in the travel industry than the people who actually go out and experience what these companies have to offer?”

Well done to all the winners, and to everyone involved this year. We look forward to another spectacular event in 2013.

For more information on the Awards, or to see the full list of winners, visit www.goldenbackpackawards.co.uk.