MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — After stopping in seven U.S. cities to date, Vayama (www.vayama.com), a leading online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel, is cruising into the second half of the Vayama Go Somewhere Tour, a 12-market U.S. campaign designed to inspire people to think about where in the world they’d like to travel and help them take the first step toward making that a reality.
The tour, which kicked off in Los Angeles in April, has since been crisscrossing the western part of the United States, stopping at more than a dozen large events and is set to cover over 6,200 miles by the tour’s end. The Go Somewhere Tour expects to wrap up the final stop of the campaign in Seattle in August.
The centerpiece of the Go Somewhere Tour is an 18-foot, custom-designed truck that serves as a hub for global discovery and travel inspiration at each event along the way. People are invited to experience some of the world’s most interesting cities with a fun game show allowing players to compete against one another on international trivia. Hundreds of people along the Go Somewhere Tour route have taken advantage of the truck’s passport photo experience, providing them with passport-ready photos that put them one step closer to the international trip of their dreams. Inside the truck, thousands of people have engaged with the custom-created iPad app, featuring an interactive world map that leads users to compelling facts, photos and time-lapse videos about different cities around the globe. Those interested can sign up for destination-specific content on the city of their choosing.
Over the course of the tour, people who visit the Go Somewhere Tour truck can enter the Go Somewhere Tour Sweepstakes.The Grand Prize winner will receive an international trip valued at $5,500, including round trip airfare for two on Emirates Airline, plus U.S. $2,000 spending money. By the end of the tour, 12 lucky First Prize winners (1 winner in each market) will receive a U.S. $1,500 travel voucher, redeemable on Vayama.com. The sweepstakes has also been opened up to the Facebook community for a chance to win the Grand Prize.
“It’s been inspiring to meet people across the country who are so passionate about international travel,” said Joan Ioannou, Brand Marketing Director for Vayama.com. “People have been incredibly enthusiastic about the experiences at the Vayama Go Somewhere Tour truck, and even more excited about the chance to win an international trip. We are thrilled to work with these winners to make their dream of international travel a reality.”
All winner information and tour updates, including a photo gallery of past market stops and the event schedule, can be found at: http://vayama-go-somewhere-tour.com.
Vayama.com is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. Since 2007, the company has been committed to providing travelers with the most comprehensive set of airlines, fares and flights, allowing people to experience popular, well-traveled destinations as well as some of the most remote corners of the world. By working with a vast network of trusted global partners, Vayama taps published and negotiated fares to put the very best international content all in one place. Travelers who visit Vayama.com can browse thousands of hotels and book rooms at the lowest prices available, as well as rent cars all over the world. For more information about Vayama, visit www.vayama.com.
Travix International B.V., one of the leading global and the largest Dutch online travel agency, manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Easytobook, Vayama, Vliegwinkel and Flugladen. Easytobook is a specialist in online worldwide hotel reservations. The other brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both scheduled and low cost airlines. In addition, these sites offer attractive pricing for hotels, car rentals, rail travel and holiday packages. Travix operates its six brands globally, employs almost 700 persons, with combined sales in excess of US$ 2 billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. For more information: www.travix-international.com.
About BCD Holdings
BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The Dutch, privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Vayama and Easytobook), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration), Airtrade (consolidating and fulfillment), VakantieXperts (leisure) and Parkmobile International (mobile parking and traffic applications). BCD Holdings employs more than 13,000 people and operates in almost 100 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$22.8 billion. For more information, visit www.bcd-nv.com.