Orbitz 50 faves Facebook fame is ready for take-off

Orbitz 50 faves Facebook fame is ready for take-off

Travel fans are being given another chance to win 50 fabulous vacations at destinations around the world with the latest version of Orbitz.com’s Facebook sweepstakes Orbitz 50 Faves, a fun and free Facebook game.

To play Orbitz 50 Faves, Facebook users simply “Like” Orbitz on Facebook, invite friends to play, and begin bidding. To start, each new player will receive five bids. Every bid placed represents one entry to win. Players can check out the trips, look at what friends that accepted their invitation to play have bid on, and then place bids on their favorite trips. Each day, players get an additional bid for every friend that accepts their invitation to play the game. The more friends that accept the players invitation, the more bids the player gets and the greater their chances of winning. To further encourage players to invite more friends to play, six trips have been ‘locked’ and can only be ‘unlocked’ if at least 10 of a player’s Facebook friends are playing the game. 

New to the game this year, each day one player will be randomly selected to win two airline tickets. But, players have to log in to win. Orbitz will announce a new winner daily on Orbitz 50 Faves.

“When we launched Orbitz 50 Faves last August it instantly became a fan favorite with players placing over 3.5 million bids by the end of the g
ame. 90% of our fans surveyed said they would play this game again. We listened to our fans and Orbitz 50 Faves is back with another 50 once-in-a-lifetime vacations,” said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com.  “Players who work their social networks the best can end up with enough bids to place on all 50 trips, or increase their odds of winning a particular trip by placing more and more bids on it. And this year, players have even more incentive to play every day because one player will be selected daily to win two airline tickets.”

Orbitz 50 Faves is the ultimate game of adventure.  Players stand to win luxurious trips to destinations around the world.  Some trips offer spending cash, plus activities and amenities such as relaxing spa treatments, show tickets and rounds of golf. Vacations range from lounging in Mauritius to trekking the jungles of Tokyo.

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Orbitz 50 Faves runs through March 25. Some of the 50 incredible trips include:
*  Mauritius: You’ve been to one beach, and you’ve been to them all. Until you get to Mauritius, where the sky and the water are the perfect complements in lagoon blue, and swaying palms and coconut trees woo jet setters and honeymooners alike. Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two, a 7-night stay at the LUX Grand Gaube, $1,920 in spending cash.
Bermuda: Live large at Newstead Belmont Hills, a colonial retreat blessed with vistas of Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbor. Put a perfect game on the 18-hole course or laze at the spa – both accessible to the blissful beach. Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two, a 7-night stay at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, daily golf for two, massages for two and $2,106 in spending cash.
Tokyo: Tokyo sends the senses into a tailspin with its trend-obsessed Harajuku girls, electric jungles Shinjuku and Shibuya and unparalleled nightlife. Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two on Asiana, $750 towards the hotel of your choice on Orbitz.com and $1,860 in spending cash.
London: With a certain duchess shining brighter than the Crown Jewels and as host to the Olympics, London is certainly having its moment. Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two and a 5-night stay at The Savoy.
*  Maui: Catch some waves, climb a volcano or snorkel with brilliant marine life, the choice is yours on this Hawaiian escape.  Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two and a 6-night stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
*  Las Vegas: Get the VIP treatment at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From glittery views, the chance to win big and a pool for every mood, this trip has it all! Prize includes: round-trip airfare for two, a 4-night stay at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, $100 dining credit and $100 spa credit.

“How great of Orbitz to allow someone like me, from South Dakota – where the temperature is hovering about 6 degrees – to win the opportunity to visit the tropics,” commented Janet Lyda on winning a trip to Punta Cana in last year’s Orbitz 50 Faves Facebook game. “Because of the Orbitz 50 Faves game my boyfriend will have his first passport stamp. Thank you for helping expand his, and my travel dreams!” 

To play Orbitz 50 Faves for a chance to make your travel dreams come true – like former Orbitz 50 Faves winner Janet Lyda – and for complete game rules, visit http://www.facebook.com/orbitz. Play now and start earning bids before the game ends on March 25.  A random drawing will be held at the end of the game for each trip to determine the 50 lucky winners.