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Chaa Creek announces creative travel writing contest

14 October 2010 5 Comments

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14 October 2010                                                                    For immediate release

Chaa Creek announces creative travel writing contest

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, one of Belize’s premier eco-resorts, is calling for entries in an exciting rainforest adventure competition aimed at fostering creative travel writing about Belize.

The winner of the Belize Travel Story Contest will receive a four night all inclusive Belize Vacation package for two people valued at US$3479.00 that includes:

  • Round trip transfers from International Airport or Belize City
  • A visit to the Belize Zoo with transfer on arrival or departure
  • Four nights luxury accommodation
  • Full breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner
  • Guided visits to the  Natural History Museum, Butterfly Farm, and Belize Rainforest Medicinal Trail
  • Canoeing on the Macal River
  • Guided Early Morning Bird Watching
  • One full & half day tour to Belize’s Maya temple sites, sacred caves, or nature reserves
  • Snorkelling tour to Belize’s magnificent barrier reef off South Water Caye

In addition to the grand prize, Chaa Creek is offering a second prize of a 50% discount off the inclusive package price, a third prize of 40% off, and a third prize of a 30% package discount.

To be in the running, contestants must write a travel story with a minimum of 300 words on why they want to vacation in Belize, or a creative account of a previous experience in Belize.

The stories will then be published in the Belize Travel blog, and visitors will be encouraged to vote on their favourite tale. The author getting the most votes wins. Chaa Creek marketing and blog administrator Larry Waight said “We’re looking forward to reading interesting and creative stories along the line of, ‘Why I want to visit Belize and Chaa Creek’ as well as past Belizean adventures, romantic sojourns, special experiences or any interesting Belizean travel story”.

Stories must be submitted before January 5th 2011 to  marketing@chaacreek.com. Once the stories are posted on the blog, visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourites, and the author of the most popular tale wins.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is situated in a 365 acre private nature reserve in Belize’s Heartland of the Maya. Set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains surrounded by one of the world’s most pristine ecosystems in the world and a fascinating concentration of Maya archaeological sites, it has been hosting environmentally responsible adventure tourism for 30 years.

For more information about the Creative Travel Writing Contest, contact the property at 877-709-8708, marketing(at)chaacreek(dot)com or visit the web site at www.chaacreek.com.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

It has been brought to our attention that some contestants are using vote swapping sites to increase the number of votes for their story entry. Since we believe it is unfair to the other contestants who deserve to win fairly, we have decided to change the format of the contest and extend the submission date.

We will now enter the names of each participant in a barrel and with the supervision of the board of directors we will draw the four winning tickets on January 19 2011.

Thank you for your understanding and feel free to contact us should you have question or concern.

Sincerely,

The Chaa Creek Team


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  • Peter Denis said:

    How can I tell the names of the people who have liked my story. When is the competition completely closed? Thanks, Peter

  • Jamaal said:

    This is a very interesting contest. I encourage people to submit their essays.

  • Chaa Creek Team (author) said:

    It has been brought to our attention that some contestants are using vote swapping sites to increase the number of votes for their story entry. Since we believe it is unfair to the other contestants who deserve to win fairly, we have decided to change the format of the contest and extend the submission date.

    We will now enter the names of each participant in a barrel and with the supervision of the board of directors we will draw the four winning tickets on January 19 2011.

    Thank you for your understanding and feel free to contact us should you have question or concern.

    Sincerely,

    The Chaa Creek Team

  • steve said:

    Originally I wasn’t going to enter because of the “popularity contest” aspect but now I will! Good call!

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