Nine leading independent travel content websites are giving away a trip around the world. The Independent Travel Media Alliance has lined up a round-the-world grand prize, as well as weekly giveaways and two big first prizes. They are picking eight finalists over eight weeks at random and one of those will be packing bags for two to circle the globe. Plus, two more winners will get Southwest Airline tickets anywhere on their route system and $2,000 worth of airfare from 1800FlyEurope.com.
Four finalists have already been chosen at random, with four weekly winners to come. The challenge? Guess the route of where the journey will take them.
The nine host websites are some of the most recognized names for independent travelers: the BootsnAll Travel Network, Consumer Traveler, GoNOMAD, Johnny Jet, Perceptive Travel, Practical Travel Gear, Transitions Abroad, Travelfish.org and Wanderlust and Lipstick.
Of course you have to work a little to enter a contest this exciting with prizes this big! But not much. All you have to do is put a little bit of your travel knowledge to the test.
The challenge? Guess the route of where the Round-the-World journey will take you.
The Grand Prize winner will receive two Around the World Airline tickets from the BootsnAll Travel Network and $500 spending money from Transitions Abroad. But that’s just the start. This grand prize also comes with the following:
1) Car rental in Europe from 1800Cheaptickets.com;
2) An Asian tour for two from All Points East;
3) Travel outfits from ExOfficio and Lowa Boots;
4) Luggage sets from Briggs & Riley;
5) Premium polarized sunglasses from Serengeti Eyewear
6) Four nights at luxurious Antara Hotels.
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, there will be two First Prize winners. They will receive $2,000 in airfare to go anywhere in the world from 1800flyeurope.com or a voucher for round trip travel anywhere that Southwest Airlines flies.
The first four destinations have been revealed as New York City, London, Paris, and Europe overland by car and train. What are the next four stops?