Monday, March 7, 2005

Travellers Auto Barn Wins Golden Backpacks "Best National Transport Company" for Second Year Running

Travellers Auto Barn Wins Golden Backpacks "Best National Transport Company" for Second Year Running

For the second year running Travellers Auto Barn have scooped the hotly contested Best National Transport Company award at this year's TNT Golden Backpacks industry gala in Sydney. The vehicle rental and sales company edged out competition from some of the region's biggest names in the leisure travel market to take home the silverware.

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) November 22, 2008

For the second year running Travellers Auto Barn have scooped the hotly contested Best National Transport Company award at this year's TNT Golden Backpacks industry gala in Sydney. The vehicle rental and sales company edged out competition from some of the region's biggest names in the leisure travel market to take home the silverware.

With the thousands of votes counted in this year's ballot the result was unanimous, Travellers Auto Barn, the backpacker campervan rental specialist, had done it again and beaten a stellar group of competition for the coveted Best National Transport Company for the second year in a row.

The awards, hosted by cricketing legend Kerry O'Keefe and Australian screen icon Jack Thompson, were attended by around 300 industry insiders from Australian and New Zealand. Travellers Auto Barns Managing Director, Peter Burke was on hand to collect the award.

"We have had a great year and this is just the icing on the cake for us. In a tough and very competitive market we have continued with a program of fleet expansion while sticking to our original idea of providing what is obviously a much loved and appreciated service to the backpacking community. This is conformation that we are following the right path and it's great to be awarded by the people you set out to serve...again!"

With a new range of campervans on the road this year and an ever expanding fleet of Hi Top Camper Vans, Wagons and Compact cars, T. A.B find themselves in a prime position to take advantage of the rapidly growing self drive market in Australia. The phenomenal growth of the market over the last few years has been brought on by a shift in the way budget travellers and backpackers want to travel. More and more holiday makers are shying away from pre-organised tours and trips preferring instead to make their own adventure and have a more authentic experience along the way - and what better way is there than in your own campervan

The Golden Backpacks are an industry award specifically for the Australian and New Zealand backpacker industry. They are presented by TNT magazine with votes taken from backpackers who nominate their favourite service provider. This was the awards 2nd year.

Http://www. travellers-autobarn. com. au (http://www. travellers-autobarn. com. au)

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The United States of America: Friend or Foe to the Muslim World?

The United States of America: Friend or Foe to the Muslim World?

Anwaar Hussain's The United Vegetative States of America analyzes America’s role in the rise of terrorism…and the fall of freedom.

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) October 7, 2006

Anwaar Hussain’s new book, The United Vegetative States of America is a gripping account of the role played by American neo-conservatism in the fomenting of world-wide terrorism and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Hussain, a former officer in the Pakistan Air Force, delivers a powerful analysis of how American neo-conservatism -- specifically, the Bush administration -- has capitalized on the threat of terrorist attacks to justify international aggression and violence.

The author delivers a lucid and unsettling overview of recent history as it pertains to the Soviet-led invasion of Afghanistan and the ensuing era of brutal oppression. Hussain points out how quickly the United States recognized the opportunity to defeat “The Evil Empire” and turned to Pakistan as its strongest ally. With American support, a highly organized and efficient Islamic opposition, Jihad, was cultivated. The U. S. and oil-rich countries poured money into the region. In time, the Soviet Union fell. With that mission accomplished, the U. S. turned its back on Pakistan and went home, abandoning a passionate army comprised of hundreds of thousands of young Muslims, many of whom traveled around the world to stoke the fires of Islamic fundamentalism.

While Hussain is openly disapproving of the Americans for their hypocritical attitudes and actions, he does not euphemize the state of the Muslim world or the behaviors of its citizens. In fact, Hussain proclaims that the Muslim world is in its most pathetic state yet, since its inception on the world map. Long gone are the powerful glories and legacies which initially spurred on the Muslim followers, replaced by a people wrangling over the trivialities of religion, such as the length of their beards, the further veiling of their women folk, and the procedural dissimilarities of their daily prayers. 

In this powerful book, the author uses Pakistan as a model of the Muslim world. While Pakistan holds immense potential as the only Muslim nuclear power and the world’s sixth most populated country, rich with untapped natural resources and an incredibly strategic location, it has also become entangled and disoriented with internal conflicts. Wielding tremendous influence over the Muslim world, the conditions in Pakistan are, by and large, symptomatic of those prevalent in the larger Muslim body. He asks: Will the Muslim world rise to the challenge and become a respected international leader, or will it fall on its sword and be victimized by self-serving countries and regimes? If it is to be the former, not only does the Muslim world need to examine itself, U. S. policy, too, must change.

For more information, please contact the author via phone at 971-3-7672412 or 971-50-7231223, or visit his website, Fountainhead, at www. globaltruths. net. The United Vegetative States of America is available for sale online at Amazon. com, Borders. com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author

Born in northern Pakistan, Anwaar Hussain is a former officer of the Pakistan Air Force. He holds a Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. Following his military career, Mr. Hussain moved into the field of political journalism. Married and the father of three, the author and his family reside in UAE.

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