This week, I received some news about a contest held by Allianz Global Assistance, a travel insurance company, that is now under way until December 4, 2015. This contest will give consumers and bloggers an opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to NYC to attend The New York Times Travel Show (January 8 – 10, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center) and meet some leading travel personalities.
Called the VIP Allianz Global Assistance “Concierge” experience, the featured offerings are some pretty nifty perks. They include:
- A special guided tour of Lower Manhattan;
- Lunch with renowned travel author Pauline Frommer of Frommer’s Travel;
- Breakfast with travel personality Mark Murphy;
- Dinner with the “Travel Trifecta” or also known as leading travel bloggers Johnny Jet, Gary Arndt, and Lee Abbamonte.
The three-night package also has airfare, accommodation at Ink 48 – a Kimpton Hotel, access to The New York Times Travel Show, a travel itinerary curated by Pauline Frommer, and a NYC City Pass for VIP admission to iconic NYC landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Winners will also receive an Allianz Travel Insurance “Go Bag,” comprising of a GoPro, Portable Power Pack, Passport Holder with RFID Protection, and a personally-autographed edition of “Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City.”
Consumer travelers can manually enter through a custom Facebook app on the Allianz Travel Insurance USA Facebook page. As for bloggers, they can enter by embedding the Allianz “Content Capsule” – an easily imbedded microsite with engaging videos, infographics and travel tips – onto their websites. The blogger who drives the most traffic from their readers to the contest entry through the Content Capsule will win the trip.
The official rules for this contest are listed here. It officially ends on December 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.