$250,000 Facebook competition

On September 28, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Expedia.com.au, the world’s largest online travel company, has recently launched FriendTrips, a six-week Facebook competition on its Australian Facebook page - www.facebook.com/expedia.com.au. The competition will give away a total of $250,000 worth of holidays, making it one of the biggest Facebook travel competitions in Australia ever.

The competition follows the success of the campaign in the US. Expedia.com.au partnered with airlines and tourism boards such as Tourism Thailand, Visit Argentina, Banff Lake Louise, California Travel and Tourism Chile to offer Australians six one-of-a-kind holidays for six winners (plus five friends), worth up to $50,000 each to Chile, Argentina, Thailand, Hawaii, California or Canada. A user simply ‘pilots’ a plane to any of the aforementioned destinations and needs to invite five unique Facebook friends in order to enter the competition. People can enter as many times as they wish, as long as each time they invite five unique new friends.

Expedia.com.au is supporting FriendTrips with online and press advertising. The six-week campaign will also be supported by PR activities, including research and media releases that look at the good, bad and ugly characteristics of travelling partners and the celebrities that Australians would most like to sit next to on a plane.

Dacey Nicoletti, Online Brand Marketing Manager, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “Our FriendTrips Facebook competition is a great way to give Australians a chance to win a dream holiday and many of the trips offer a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“We are very excited about being able to cement our valued partnerships with Tourism boards, airlines and hotels through hosting one of the biggest Facebook travel competitions ever. The prize pot and the range of trips on offer are far well over and above the vast majority of other Facebook travel competitions by other online travel agents.”

The competition commenced on Tuesday, 30 August and will conclude on Sunday 9 October. It has already proven popular with many Australians, with Expedia Australia and New Zealand experiencing more than double new Facebook fans since the competition started less than three weeks ago.

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Participating in the Expedia.com.au FriendTrips Facebook competition:

Like the Expedia.com.au or Expedia.co.nz Facebook page

  1. Pick a Friendtrip destination and create a virtual plane
  2. Invite five of your Facebook friends to be your passengers
  3. Your plane is entered once all five friends accept your invitation
  4. Repeat, repeat, repeat five planes doubles your chances of winning and 50 friends triples your chances.
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