The Backpacker Tourism Advisory Panel is seeking nominations for election to three positions: accommodation, transport/tour operation and media and communications. Nominations are open for members of the Australian Tourism Export Council until 22 October 2010. The voting will take place online between 9am EDST on 28 October until 5pm 2 November. The new panel will be announced at the Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference, Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney on 4 November. For further details on the nomination process, click here. For a nomination form, click here.