22 March 2011

Australian Tourism and Quicksilver announce contest to win a trip to Australia

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Tourism Australia and Quiksilver have launched a Facebook contest that will send one lucky winner to Australia to be the official blogger for the 2012 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.

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Sharing your favourite Australian adventure could win you a two-week trip to the country.

The competition, “Surf, Sun and Social Networking in Australia”, gives contestants the opportunity to upload their best adventure photo to either Facebook.com/AustraliaWorkandPlay or Facebook.com/Quiksilver and describe in 100 words or less what they think is the best adventure Down Under. 

For those who aren’t familiar with Australia, they can get inspired by visiting Australia.com or Quiksilver.com.   The winner will be determined by who has the most 'likes' at the end of the contest period.

“There’s nothing like an Australian adventure,” said Daryl Hudson, vice president, the Americas for Tourism Australia.  “From our iconic beaches, to our world-class cities and of course our native wildlife, the winning blogger will be on the front lines of some amazing experiences.”

The winner will receive a two-week trip to Australia including round-trip international economy airfare from Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, or New York to Australia; one week in Queensland attending and blogging from the 2012 Quiksilver Pro, and vacation and blogging for one week in another Australian state of their choice.

All international visitors to Australia, unless they have an Australian or New Zealand passport, must have an Australia Travel Visa. The most popular of these is the ETA Visa, as it can be quickly applied for online and once approved it is electronically added to your passport.

“The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast is the premier surf event in all of Australia and the kick-off to the world tour every year” said Eddie Anaya, Marketing Director of Quiksilver.

“It’s exciting to partner with Tourism Australia to offer one of our fans a behind the scenes experience where they get to blog and rub elbows with the best surfers in the world at one of Australia’s legendary surf breaks - Snapper Rocks.”

The competition ends April 8.

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