NEW YORK, December 13, 2012
CheapOair, one of the fastest growing travel companies in the country, announced today that Team “Captain & Clark,” also individually known as Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark, are the winners of its “Traveler of the Year” competition. After a five month long competition, Captain & Clark won the title as the competitors who best demonstrated that they could travel the world for less.
“The ‘Traveler of the Year’ competition is proof that ‘traveling the world for less’ is possible,” said Peter Howard, chief marketing officer at CheapOair. “Captain & Clark expressed creativity and enthusiasm for world travel throughout this competition, and we encourage others to take the same perspective when thinking about booking a future vacation.”
Captain & Clark met at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008 and have since been traveling the world together in pursuit of taking on different “extreme” adventures. The two formed a pact to acquaint themselves with the world, and themselves, by continuously journeying to new locations that enrich their lives, not their bank accounts.
Having traveled to India as the final phase of the competition, Captain & Clark experienced riding on elephants and camels, feeding monkeys, visiting historical landmarks, witnessing ancient and exotic dance performances, dining on traditional Indian cuisine, and learning more about the overall Indian culture and residents — all within a strict and limited budget. The couple also wowed fans by announcing their engagement during the trip.
Fans utilized Facebook and Twitter to vote, and ultimately named Captain & Clark the Traveler of the Year. Strong numbers were pulled on each of CheapOair’s social media channels, with hundreds engaging through shares, likes and tweets of contest updates. On YouTube, the contestant videos received over 33,000 views.
Final phase videos documenting the travel experiences of Captain & Clark in India are available to view online on the Traveler of the Year contest website. As the official “Traveler of the Year” team, Captain & Clark received $5,000 worth of travel from CheapOair.