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Surprised, delighted – speechless (well not for more than a second), and humbled is what I experienced this week at the AIIA iAwards.

More than two years ago we were discussing amongst the team that many people wanted to use our experiences to do activities themselves ? they were not really looking for a gift. In fact, Friday afternoons had become really busy on the phones as people sorted out ‘last minute’ adventures for the weekend.

I clearly remember driving to the Blue Mountains for an EO conference working out whether there was a business idea in there somewhere. (I was so busy on my thoughts and ended up with a speeding fine.) Would it be possible to build a real-time booking engine based on our existing experience suppliers, I invented a name. Godo (just go and do something).

So imagine how rewarding it is to have shared the vision, engaged a team of fabulous marketers and developers, who together have created an amazing business. And last night was acknowledged not only with the Tourism Innovation Award (which is a wonderful acknowledgement also to our fabulous distribution partners) but also the Local Community Innovation Award. Our wonderful suppliers are spread across the whole nation (and NZ), and we give them access to global markets.

As an aggregator GoDo has brought together – amazing local suppliers, wrapped them in wonderful technology and delivered them to the world via Australia’s leading tourism sites. (I love it when a plan comes together – and this is only the beginning.)

The awards are an acknowledgement to all those that believe in ideas, and then follow through with hard work to create something great. It is always all about the people

Thank you to our amazing team.

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