STEVENS POINT, Wis., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The World's Unluckiest Traveler® is back. In 2010, after a year of collecting unlucky travel stories from worldwide travelers, Travel Guard North America (www.travelguard.com) crowned the "World's Unluckiest Traveler" and winner of a $10,000 dream vacation. Now, it only takes one good deed to turn a travel nightmare around for a chance at a $10,000 vacation with Travel Guard's "World's Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue" contest, launching Memorial Day.
With the launch of World's Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue on May 30, the public can visit www.travelguard.com to share how one kind person saved their day while traveling. In the business of helping correct travel mishaps, Travel Guard knows first-hand how one good deed can turn a travel nightmare into a dream come true. So whether someone came to the rescue in an emergency, a flight attendant personally carried a passenger's bag, or a traveler gave up their airline seat to a fellow passenger, Travel Guard wants to hear about these random acts of kindness. The story that wins as voted by the public will be awarded a $10,000 "Hero's Vacation."
"Travel mishaps, major or minor, are frustrating for everyone, and we're inspired by the stories we already hear every day about good deeds of other travelers turning things around," said Carol Mueller, Vice President of Travel Guard North America. "We're looking forward to spotlighting these random acts of kindness and hope they encourage others to spread great stories of traveling."
Entries will be accepted through Labor Day, September 5. On September 27, World Tourism Day, Travel Guard will announce the ten best stories, as chosen by a panel of travel experts. Throughout the month of October, the public will vote for the ultimate act of kindness. The winning "Hero," as voted by North America, will be awarded a $10,000 "Hero's Vacation." The person who nominated the winning story will win airfare for two anywhere in the U.S.
Travel Guard is also encouraging the public to spread the love by sharing their favorite stories of travel good deeds via Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. For more information on the contest and a full set of rules and regulations, visit www.TravelGuard.com.
About Travel Guard
Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, provides products and services to millions of travelers around the globe, including a wide range of emergency services through its wholly-owned assistance centers located in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Travel Guard helps leisure and business travelers alike solve problems and manage risks. Travel Guard's global reach, unparalleled service quality and proven operational capabilities allow clients to receive best-in-class care. Travel Guard's suite of technology platforms enables seamless integration with all major travel distribution systems and supplier channels. The travel insurance products marketed by Travel Guard are underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries and affiliates of Chartis Inc. For additional information, please visit our websites at www.travelguard.com and www.travelguardworldwide.com.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND OR SALES PRESENTATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST AND SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Travel Guard "Random Act of Kindness" Promotion starts May 30, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM EST and ends October 31, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of the United States (excluding U.S. Territories), age 21 and over, and residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) over the age of majority in their province/territory, at the time of entry. The Promotion consists of a Video/Photo Contest ("Contest") component and a Voter Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") Component. To Enter the Contest: Beginning May 30, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM EST and ending September 5, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST go to www.TravelGuard.com and submit either a video or a photo along with an accompanying story describing your submission (between 10 and 200 words), about a random act of kindness by someone who has helped you or someone else when away from home, along with your full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence and a username and password, and the full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence of the Nominee. Contest Entries must be submitted by September 5, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Limit one Unique Contest Entry per person/household per day. To Enter the Sweepstakes: Beginning October 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM EST and ending October 31, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST, go to www.TravelGuard.com, and vote for one of the eligible Contest Entries, enter your full name, email address, phone number, country and state/province/territory of residence and a username and password. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes ("Entry") for your Vote if you voted for the eventual Contest Grand Prize Winner. Limit one (1) Vote/Entry per person/email address per day. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes Prize depends on the number of Votes received for the Contest Grand Prize Winner during the Voting Period. Sponsor: Travel Guard Group, Inc., 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories, Quebec and where prohibited by law. Subject to full official rules, available at http://www.worldsunluckiesttraveler.com/rules_popup.asp
Travel Guard's sponsorship of the World's Unluckiest Traveler Contest is not intended to represent in any respect that Travel Guard's insurance plans cover any of the events depicted in any single entry. For full and complete insurance coverage details, please contact Travel Guard directly.
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