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Two awards two states 24hrs – Jump Tours wins golden backpack

first_imgSource = Jump Tours One day after claiming the title of Favourite Tasmanian Activity at the TNT Magazine GoldenBackpack Awards in Sydney for the second year in a row, Jump Tours Founder & Managing DirectorGreg Price went on to win the personal accolade of Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever of the YearAward at the 2012 Tasmanian Tourism Awards in Hobart on Friday. In announcing the Young Achiever of the Year, Tasmanian Tourism Minister Scott Bacon said “Greg’spassion for Tasmanian tourism has resulted in tremendous success and should serve as an inspirationto others. His backpacker tour business is a standout in the youth market, winning TNT’s GoldenBackpack Award in both 2011 & 2012, after being a finalist in 2009 and 2010. Jump Tours Managing Director Greg Price was delighted to win two awards in as many days. “Takingout these two big titles is fantastic and really helps put both Jump Tours and Tasmania on the map,”Mr Price said. “We’re determined to get Tasmania ‘front of mind’ for young travellers and will pushforward in our quest to market Tasmania as the hottest new ‘off the beaten track’ destination, wherevisitors can gain maximum bragging rights over their friends back home.” Mr Price said that Jump Tours will build on the momentum created by the award wins and the launchof the company’s multi-lingual iPhone app in July. “I’m considering a range of options to expand ourproduct range at Jump Tours. From the beginning Jump was built as a brand that represents acelebration of youth while getting maximum bang for buck – this won’t change. We’re looking ataddressing some tough tourism challenges with innovative solutions.” Tourism Australia figures consistently show that backpackers stay longer, spend more and visit moreregional destinations than other visitors. Mr Price said that Jump Tours embraces these travellersalong with the burgeoning Asian markets: “With hundreds of millions of Asian consumers rapidlygaining middle class incomes, the growth potential for a destination that offers abundant naturalbeauty and fantastic food and wine is enormous. Tasmania is on the cusp of a boom – we have tograb the opportunities with both hands!”Jump Tours was founded by Greg Price in his home state of Tasmania in 2007 following a career ininvestment banking. Greg intended to create a tour company that would entice more younginternational travellers to visit Tasmania, creating products that emphasise fun while minimisingexpensive and unnecessary inclusions. Jump’s alternative tour offerings allow customers to be “guestDJ” on the tour bus, recognising that young people would rather listen to great tunes than too muchcommentary. It’s for the young and the young at heart and opens a Tasmanian experience up to awhole new world of curious travellers.last_img read more