As you may know the 2014 Adventure Travel Awards were held on Friday November the 7th in Sydney which Fruit Picking Jobs was nominated for Best National Employment Service in Australia. It was great to be there amongst industry peers, talking about our service and discussing what we can best do to create the best offering for you guy and of course find out if we won the award.
There were 33,000 votes cast from 11,000 tourists voting for over 350 businesses across New Zealand & Australia.
Thanks to votes from you guys we were awarded the best Recruitment/Job service in Australia. This is a great honour and reward for all the hard work we have put in over the past few years and thanks again for all your support and feedback.
The Awards Night
With 34 awards up for grabs finalist from all over Australia & New Zealand were in attendance to fight for the acclaimed prizes. Winners included, Greyhound, the City of Melbourne, Wherewolf , United Backpackers and many more.
Working Holiday Jobs Australia has done a summary on the 2014 Adventure Travel Award winners, you be able to see all the finalist as well. This is a great way to see who’s doing well and being recognised in the industry.
As the travel industry goes the event had a 4 hour deluxe drinks package so we could all really let our hair down and get talking. Afterwards we headed over to retro bar for an “after party” where the drinks flowed until about 3am. From there the brave ones headed over to the casino or to strawberry fields hotel in Surrey Hills to sneak in a couple more for good luck .
The relaxed friendly vibe made it easy to meet you new people, build new relationships and make new friends. I definitely didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone on the night so hopefully can send a few emails to touch base with the ones we missed.
Why Have the Awards
First of all it’s great to recognise the high achievers in the industry, especially from the customers and people who make it, you guys!
And with all the major providers in the same place it’s great to catch up and discuss how we can best help each other with the end result to provide a better service for you guys, the travellers, exchange students, working holiday makers and fruit pickers visiting our wonderful country. Without you guys there would be no point having the awards!
What to expect
Talking with our existing partners and meeting new potential ones expect to see an increased offering and a new way of how we go about things moving forward. Expect more discounts, products offered and a new expanded focus on our job offering.
What winning means
This was really motivating stuff on our end to finally get the recognition amongst our peers and users to win this award. A lot of hard work and effort goes into everything on the site and now we will have even more motivation to do so. If you have have any feedback please don’t hesitate to contact us and make yourself heard! We appreciate all feedback, good and bad!