FRANKFURT, Germany – September 7th, 2016 – Star Alliance, the world’s longest serving airline alliance, is offering you the chance to embark on a Round the World trip of a lifetime. All you need to do is correctly identify the location of photos recently taken by selected travel bloggers on their individual Round the World journeys.
To enter the competition, simply go to http://www.staralliance.com/en/whereintheworld and correctly identify the locations of our seven bloggers’ photos. If you need clues, click through to see the exciting places our bloggers are exploring and find out even more details about each of their itineraries. Submit your completed entry online by September 30th, 2016 and with some luck, you and a companion could soon be globe-trotting on a Star Alliance Business Class Round the World ticket. To enhance the winner’s travel experience, Marriott is offering the two travellers Platinum Elite Status in their Marriott Rewards loyalty programme. Benefits extended to these customers include, for example, room upgrades and complimentary breakfast (for detailed benefits see: https://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/member-benefits/platinum.mi).
And spreading the word about the competition to your families, friends or acquaintances is easy; just use the social media sharing buttons available on the website
The competition is open to anyone* over the age of 18, and the winning entry will be announced on October 31st, 2016.
“Travelling the world on up to 28 different airlines, with a choice of 1,300 destinations, all on a single ticket is a unique product that only an airline alliance can offer”, said Horst Findeisen, Vice President Commercial and Business Development at Star Alliance. “We were the first alliance to introduce Round the World fares more than a decade ago, and these have since grown into our most popular fare product. In order to appeal to customers’ desire for more individualised travel options, we recently launched themed itineraries, which we hope will inspire travellers to book the Round the World trip they’ve always dreamed of.”
The new themed itineraries include: World Food, World Wonders, Architecture Hotspots, Nature Trail, Aquatic Wonders, Ramsar Wetlands, Natural Wonders, Great Hotels, Sports Hotspots, Wine Tasting, Romantic Journey and Luxury Lifestyle.
Full details can be found at http://www.staralliance.com/en/web/staralliance/inspiration).
Supporting the launch of the new Round the World themes, Star Alliance and Marriott International have jointly engaged seven travel bloggers to travel on a themed itinerary and report on their journey. Star Alliance is providing air transportation and Marriott hotel accommodation. Migrationology’s Mark Wiens is tasting culinary delights across the globe, Mapping Megan’s Megan and Mike Jerrard are on a Romantic Journey, True Nomad’s Justin Carmack is diving at underwater hotspots, Scott Eddy is tasting wines on six continents, Instagrammer Michael Schulz is photographing architectural wonders, and Cool Hunting’s Karen Day is on a whirlwind “Professional Gap Year” tour. Last but not least, Oneika-the-Traveller is exploring the wonders of the world. You can view all of their itineraries and learn more at http://www.staralliance.com/en/rtw-bloggers. Additional trip reporting, Round the World tips and further insights will also be featured at Marriott TRAVELER http://traveler.marriott.com/, Marriott’s online travel magazine, which brings the world’s greatest destinations to life through compelling storytelling, enlisting locals to share what makes their cities special, from culinary to culture, while introducing unique personalities and experiences that give a place its voice and reasons worth a visit.
To facilitate booking these new inspirational journeys, the Alliance’s online Round the World booking tool, “Book & Fly,” was recently upgraded. New features allow potential travellers to choose the airport closest to their home as the starting point for their selected themed itinerary. Customers can also now share their selected itinerary through the various social networks. Further customisation by adding, removing or exchanging destinations is also now possible. The online booking tool can be found on the Alliance’s website at www.staralliance.com/en/book-fly and is available in English, German and Japanese. Customers can plan their Round the World journey from the comfort of their own home, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Alternatively customers can contact any of the Star Alliance member airlines or a travel agent for booking and purchasing a Round the World ticket.
Additional background information on Star Alliance Round the World fares can be found at: http://www.staralliance.com/en/background
* see http://www.staralliance.com/en/whereintheworld-tc for full terms and conditions.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.
Marriott International, Inc., is a global leading lodging company with nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for nearly 90 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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