News: Follow the Sun competition launch

Brooke Hanson unveils a great comp

Leading leisure company Dometic Group is looking for three couples to go on the road trip of a lifetime around Australia.

The company launched one of Australia’s most exciting offers at the recent Adelaide Caravan & Camping Show, with the major prize being a 13-week adventure, plus their own caravan, camper trailer or motorhome fitted out with brand new Dometic Group products. In what might just be the best job in the country, the couples will promote their newly-fitted caravans and campers along the way. The prize is worth up to $35,000* per winning couple.

Unveiling the promotion today at the Adelaide Caravan and Camping Show, Dometic Group President Division RV AM, Thomas Baehlkow, said this road trip of a lifetime will be the greatest way to enjoy work and play, while promoting leading Dometic brands. "This is the first time in history that our company has launched such an exciting consumer campaign in the Australian market," he said. "If you love caravanning or camping around Australia but hate paying travel expenses, if you love meeting new people and can see yourself as a Dometic Ambassador promoting your leading appliances while taking in some of Australia’s best landscape and destinations, then this promotion is for you."

The major prize is the opportunity to travel in Australia on a three-month, pre-planned expenses-paid holiday, and receive a complete makeover of their own caravan or camper trailer with a range of luxurious Dometic and WAECO products. The three winning couples simply need to act as Dometic Group Ambassadors and show off their Dometic appliances to fellow travellers along the journey. Dometic will foot the bill for accommodation, flights, food and more.

Competition winners will be announced at the Sydney Caravan and Camping Show 17-25 April 2010. The tour begins at the Brisbane Caravan and Camping Show on 9 June 2010, and will finish on the Gold Coast with a huge party on 15 September 2010.

Fellow supporter of the Follow The Sun Campaign, Discover Down Under Host and former Olympian Brooke Hanson, urged as many people as possible to enter this year’s most exciting competition and enjoy the great Australian outdoors. "This really is a truly fantastic opportunity to see some of Australia’s best destinations while being paid to travel – it doesn’t get much better than that!" she said.

Promotional details, application forms, ambassador responsibilities and travel itineraries can be found at:

Leading industry expert and President of the Caravan Industry Australia (VIC Trade Division) Tony Briant is supporting Dometic Group’s Follow The Sun campaign, by offering advice and expertise to travellers on all aspects of caravanning and camping. From technical issues to do with caravans and motorhomes, to advice on the best caravan parks to visit in Australia, Tony is available to share some of his wisdom and knowledge, accumulated over 20 years of experience within the industry. Tony will be attending the following Australian Caravan and Camping shows as part of the Dometic Group stand:

· Adelaide Caravan and Camping Show: 24 - 28 February 2010

· Melbourne Caravan and Camping Show: 9 – 14 March 2010

· 24th CMCA Anniversary Rally at Quercus Park, Launceston, Tasmania: 16 – 20 March 2010

· Sydney Caravan and Camping Show: 17 – 25 April 2010

· Brisbane Caravan and Camping Show: 9 – 15 June 2010

He can also be contacted via his new website

Dometic Group offers an extensive range of leisure products for the caravan, motorhome and truck markets including; air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipments, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home.