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Backpacker Boom Meets Big OE Crowd

15 November 2004

Backpacker Boom Meets Big OE Crowd Expo Features Travel Talks and Kiwiana Lessons

Big OE-bound New Zealanders will mingle with international backpackers this weekend, pondering holiday jobs, scuba lessons and wine tours, plus where to go and how to get there.

The 2005 Auckland Backpackers and Adventure Travel Expo will attract a diverse crowd with a common interest – seeing the world, and seeking out local advice on what not to miss.

“It’s inspiring,” says YHA New Zealand Marketing Manager Daniel Shields. “You might go in thinking ‘wine tours’ and leave planning windsurfing lessons. It’s a chance to think about those places in New Zealand – and the rest of the world – that you have always wanted to visit.”

Their travels may range from a weekend break to a round-the-world ticket, however as options have increased, so has the knowledge of travellers. They are well educated by guidebooks and web sites, and so this is an opportunity for them to get one-on-one advice, in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Throughout the day visitors to the expo can attend free Travel Talks; topics range from London to Papua New Guinea to the Galapagos.

Admission to Auckland’s two-day showcase of New Zealand and international travel experiences is only $5. Or visit and simply print out the FREE entry voucher.

Auckland Backpackers and Adventure Travel Expo – Sponsored by YHA New Zealand 19-20 November 2004 Aotea Centre, Auckland Central Friday, 19 (noon – 7pm) and Saturday 20 November 2004 (10am – 4pm)


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