Insight Vacation’s Pay Back Your Parents competition is on again, and it’s a chance for travel agents to pay it forward by giving something super special to your role models.

You know how it goes because it happens every year.

You drag yourself through Christmas, doing all those annoying little jobs that make life a bit easier for mum and dad during the festive season, but your brown-nosing sibling manages to grab the perfect presents and race ahead in the favourite-child competition.

Imagine if you could kick-start 2019 by walking into your parents’ place one fine summer afternoon and announcing that you’re sending them to Europe for the holiday of their dreams.

That’s guaranteed big points in the golden-child contest.

Insight Vacations will make this daydream a reality for one lucky travel agent by giving them a free holiday that’s just right for the parentals, flights included, during this year’s Pay Back Your Parents competition.




And an Insight Vacations’ journey couldn’t be more suited to your mum and dad’s style with the company, that’s been making holiday dreams come true for more than 40 years, famous for crafting experiences that turn one-of-a-kind moments into life-long memories.


All you need to do to go into the running to be the perfect child is produce a fun video explaining why your folks deserve to take an Insight Vacations’ trip or, if you’re not super-savvy with the social media stuff, snap a photo and compose 100 words explaining what makes them so great.

There’s never been a better chance to pay the parents back for everything they’ve done for you over the decades, or perhaps for everything you put them through during your turbulent teenage years.

But the competition isn’t limited to the people on your birth certificate, and you can enter for any relative or role model that’s played a significant part in your story.

It might be an aunt or uncle, grandparent, godparent, in-laws, a step-parent, or even that neighbour who’s always there for you.


Last year’s winner was Emina from Flight Centre Martin Place who packed her parents off to northern Europe on Spectacular Scandinavia – the 15-day journey drifting through Denmark, Sweden and Norway – but rather than wave them off at the airport she went along and joined in the fun.

Now the family has all those magical memories made travelling together around a charming corner of the Continent and seeing places they would have never visited without the help of an Insight Vacation’s travel director.


Video and photo entries will be judged on creativity – it doesn’t need to be a professional-quality movie, but put a bit of thought into the best way to catch the judges’ attention – and the destination for the trip will be announced soon so keep an eye out.

While there will be one grand-prize winner, taking that Insight Vacations’ trip for two, that’s not the limit of the gift giving with four minor weekly winners pocketing goodies to share with their parents – or keep for themselves!

So, if you didn’t win last time now’s your chance, find your smartphone and get creative because it’s your parents that will be rewarded with the perfect European escape.




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Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributor

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