Everyone loves a vacation, yet only 57 percent of Americans actually use up all of their allotted vacation days. Orbitz.com wants to help those in need of a nice vacation out with their new promotion. They are looking for a "Travel to Vacation Party Nominee" that will receive $25,000 dollars in travel from the company.
Chris Orton president of Orbitz.com said in a press release, "Orbitz is seeking a Vacation Party candidate who will help us preserve the greatness of travel for future generations. And we're prepared to back that candidate with a contribution of $25,000 in travel."
Candidates who want to enter the the Orbitz Vacation Party nomination have to make a 60 second video persuading voters that they should lead the Orbitz Vacation Party by August 27. Visit www.orbitzvacationparty.com to get a starter kit, creative brief and video guidelines as well as upload a video. From there a panel of judges will narrow down entries to three finalists based on persuasiveness, entertainment value and fit to brand and interview performance. Orbitz.com will open voting to the public from September 6-19.
The top three candidates will win the following:
Grand Prize: $25,000 in free travel and the title of the 2012 Orbitz Vacation Party Candidate
First Prize: $5,000 in free travel
Second Prize: $2,500 in free travel
Orbitz.com's spokesperson Marita Hudson said to NBCNews.com that nearly 125 people have already submitted clips so those who want to win some travel time, already have some competition. American's traditionally get less vacation time than other countries with the average being 14 vacation days according to a survey conducted by Expedia.com. Many countries in Europe get upwards of 25-30 days vacation.