Prize Winner is official

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 6766 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Congratulations to Don Kam for winning our first prize contest!

Don has won 3 all inclusive days in Capaddocia, Turkey courtesy of Goreme Balloons and Travellerspoint. Don was selected as the winner of our inaugural member prize after we made a list of about 5 members who have been most active on this site. Don has been particularly busy as a Travel Helper, answering many questions for numerous countries and helping out a ton of people in the process.

We put our five top users in a hat (at least, I think it was a hat - Sam did this part) and drew his name. The prize includes 3 days accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, a free balloon flight and 250 EUR spending money that we decided to throw in as well.

Congratulations again Don and we look forward to hearing on the progress of the planning and how the trip works out. Be sure to send some photos in for the rest of us to enjoy :)

For those who didn't win, don't despair; we will come up with another prize soon and start making this a habit!


p.s. more details on the prize that Don just won can be found here:

2. Posted by don_kam (Full Member 115 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi there people,

Thanks Travellerspoint once again for the prize!!! ;)


Will definately post the photos when I return (some time in August I think... )

In the mean time, rest and relax!!!


3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Just wanted to throw in my official Congrats via the forum as well Don. Thanks for all your help to travellers as a Travel helper... if I don't have it wrong Don is a travel helper for 22 destinations; great stuff!

Thanks to all the other members that have been in the running for this trip as well - basically everyone that has been involved on the forums, as a travel helper, submitting photos etc. Maybe next time the prize will be yours!!! :) We are hoping to keep this up, making the prizes bigger and better as we go along...



4. Posted by suatulusoy (Budding Member 3 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

A quick congrats from Goreme Balloons to Don.We are looking forward to see you in Cappadocia.Let us know when you make your schedule and start your adventure:)
One more news to members.As Goreme Balloons,we seriously think to continue this prize for the next year,too.But the last decision is belongs to Big Boss(Sam)


Goreme Balloons

5. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Congrats Don,

I am with envy, but happy for you all the same.

I think it's great that TP is doing this sort of thing, It should really be a nice trip for you...

Cheers to goremeballoons and TP for putting it all together!

6. Posted by Tazza (Full Member 57 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey, well done! That's an awsome prize

I think we'll all be expecting some interesting diary entrys now!


7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Just thought I would let you know that Don has uploaded some pics to his gallery.

The link is:



8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I must admit I"m confused with who the contributors are on this site, and who the administration people are.

Congratulations to Don.

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey James,

Is it confusing? I'll try and explain....

Pete and me are the admins, hence our forum titles :)
Contributors, well that is basically everyone contributing so it could be any member in a variety of different ways. But I guess you meant with regards to the prize and in this case the prize was sponsored by Goreme Balloons in Turkey. Travellerspoint did add some extra spending money but the balloon flight, tours and accommodation was arranged in Turkey.

Does that help? Or maybe I misunderstood the question...