OneTravel Launches “Picture Yourself in Paradise” Contest

NEW YORK, October 13, 2011

With Columbus Day in our rear-view mirror, we’re quickly headed toward shorter days, colder nights, and (for some of us) months of snow and ice.

So, as the temperature dips and the leaves begin to fall, can’t you just picture yourself in paradise? Well, now you really can!

OneTravel, known for the best travel deals, is teaming up with Aruba Marriott Stellaris Resort and Casino to offer you the chance with the “Picture Yourself in Paradise” Facebook Photo Contest. And the best photo will win a five day, four night Aruba getaway for two with hotel and round-trip airfare included!

How to Enter:

To enter the “Picture Yourself in Paradise” photo contest, all you have to do is “Like” OneTravel on Facebook and show us your best beach photo. We’re talking sunsets, sand castles, half-buried dads, sea creatures, monster waves… almost anything goes… just keep it clean!

Beginning Monday, October 17, you’ll see a special “Picture Yourself in Paradise” tab appear on the OneTravel Facebook page. Make sure to “like” us, submit your beach photo, and fill out a short entry form to become eligible for your chance to win. You’ll have until 11:59 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, October 25 to do so.

On Wednesday, October 26, we’ll pick eight of our favorite pictures and put the lucky finalists to a public vote. Whichever finalist garners the most votes by Monday, October 31 will be declared the winner and soon find themselves on their way to Aruba. It’s that easy!

So what are you waiting for? Start digging through your Facebook albums and pick the perfect picture! It just might land you in paradise!

Also follow OneTravel on Twitter and check the OneTravel blog for updates.

SOURCE: OneTravel

CheapOair Wins Three Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

NEW YORK, October 5, 2011

CheapOair, a top 10 online travel agency was awarded three Silver Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly today. CheapOair won in the TV Commercial category for its “Get There for Less” TV ad campaign, in the Promotional Video category for its “Crazy in Love” YouTube social media contest, and in the Blog category for its growing CheapOair Travel Blog that delivers up to date travel trends, tips on how to book cheap flights and much more.

“We look forward to Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards every year and are absolutely thrilled we have been recognized in three categories,” says CheapOair’s CEO and President, Sam Jain. “The CheapOair team works diligently to improve our product and expand every year. It’s great to see the hard work of the company pay off.”

In 2010, CheapOair launched its first ever television campaign targeting the leisure travel market. The 30-second ads featured the tag-line “Get There for Less,” an expression of the company’s commitment and promise to put quality and value first for smart shoppers who continue to demand the best of both. The ads used humor to demonstrate the consequences of not booking with CheapOair, versus the benefits of being able to do more when you “Get There for Less” by relying on CheapOair for your travel needs.

Additionally, this past winter, CheapOair decided to warm things up online by holding a “Crazy in Love” YouTube contest. Couples vied for top honors, a grand prize trip for two to Fiji, by submitting creative 30 second homemade videos demonstrating how crazy in love they are. The winner, of course, was announced on Valentine’s Day and the grand prize travel package included the option of tying the knot in Fiji.

Lastly, the CheapOair Travel Blog, which provides the latest travel news, including destinations, events, tech, trends and tips for finding cheap airfares, won the Blog Category Silver Magellan Award for their impressive 500% growth in unique visitors in 2010. The CheapOair Travel Blog is also a platform for co-branded partnerships with creative and engaging promotions. Last year CheapOair gave away prizes to amazing destinations such as London, Cancun, Aruba, Curacao, Montreal and South Africa.

The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

SOURCE: CheapOair