, the largest specialized provider of discount lodging worldwide, today announced it is offering consumers a chance to win a host of prizeså—from $1,000 in cash to free accommodations to free airfareå—with its å“Best People in the Best Placeså” Photo Contest.
(Caption: Robert B. Diener
President - Hotels.com)
The Photo Contest is in honor of the Company’s six-month anniversary of its web site www.hotels.com
“The hotels.com site has been exceptionally successful since its March 2002 launch. In less than six months the site has become one of the most visited travel websites according to Nielsen/NetRatings and it is generating as much as 25 percent of our total daily bookings,” said Bob Diener
, president of Hotels.com. “The Photo Contest is our way of saying thank you to our clients.”
The Photo Contest kicks-off today—Hotels.com is inviting travelers to submit a picture of themselves wearing a Hotels.com t-shirt at their favorite place. Consumers can receive their free Hotels.com t-shirt by filling in the online order form found on www.hotels.com. Once a week beginning October 21, 2002, for 10 weeks, Hotels.com will select the best photograph and post it on the web site. Each weekly winner will receive a free three-night stay in any first-class property in the continental U.S. serviced by Hotels.com and two free domestic round-trip airline tickets.
A grand-prize winner will be selected at the end of the 10 weeks and will receive $1,000 in cash, five night’s first-class accommodations in any property in the Continental U.S. serviced by Hotels.com and two free domestic round-trip airline tickets The grand-prize winning photo will be chosen based on photo quality, composition and creativity. Every person who submits a photo will receive $30 in Hotels.com “bucks” good toward a future reservation. Photos can be submitted digitally and sent to email@example.com or via U.S. mail to Hotels.com T-Shirt Photos, 12000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400, Miami Fla. 33181. See www.hotels.com for additional details and official rules.
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