With a boozey 'Ocean' theme party held for all Travel Industry staff on the Saturday night, it was a struggle to back it up on the Sunday, with most exhibitors crawling into their stalls at 9.55am (the day opened at 10am). No rest for the Wicked though, last night (Weds) we had a table of 10 booked at the Backpacking Qld Masqerade Ball...our table took advantage of the free booze a little too much. And that's all I'll say about that!
There have been quite a few sponsorship/cross promo vans that have gone out this week -
Somewhere near Tapachula - A group from the States who are travelling around the east oast, promoting their documentary/movie called 'Somewhere near Tapachula' - this is based on the important work of an orphanage in Mexico, the orphanage reaches out to kids by teaching them surfing. The guy's will be getting their van painted in a Mexican theme at the movie's premiere in Sydney Harbour.
The Be Love Bus - A group of girl surfer's/film-makers/musicians from the States who are also travelling the east coast, raising awareness for the 'Keep A Breast' foundation.
Entirely World Famous - This is a NZ version of the 'Best job in the world'. Nicquel from Australia was the lucky winner of a 3 month holiday around New Zealand. She'll be filming and blogging about her experiences here.
We wish all these groups many fine memories (and a few regrets) on their roadtrips!