ECOTOURISM TRAVEL BLOG CONTEST: THE ONLY FOOT PRINT YOU LEAVE IS YOUR STORY

Mynatour ecotourism community sponsored by WHL.travel is launching the first-ever ecotourism travel blog contest. This innovative competition invites travelers to share their travel blog in order to promote green travel and ecotourism best practices.

The idea of the contest is to promote ecotourism and responsible tourism through a travel blog competition where the audience is involved in electing the best ecotourism story.

“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I’ll understand” – Rabindranath Tagore

Users will be able to upload their holiday experience, evaluate how they have been eco-friendly on their holiday or how to improve their experience towards a more sustainable level in the future.

How the ecotourism travel blog contest works:

Participants will be required to join the Mynatour ecotourism community to take part in the contest. To allow everyone to express his/her best way the travel blog will include the possibility to enter a text of max 1000 words, 1 main photo and max 4 additional images. A specific area of the travel blog (250 words) will be dedicated to evaluate their best ecotourism practices “on the road”.

Furthermore if they have been on a normal tour competitors will be able to provide in the same section tips or thoughts about how the destination or they can improve with eco friendly practices.

Most importantly the contest will allow participants to vote for their favorite travel blog. In fact players will have the opportunity and tools to share their travel blog on their social media platforms. Visitors and friends will be able to vote to their favorite travel blogs via facebook.

The top ten voted travel blog will be review by an expert panel and 3 of them will be choose for the grand prizes. The 3 winners will be able to choose out of 6 amazing ecotourism holidays for 2 persons courtesy of WHL.travel. The winner will be able to choose first and so till the 3rd.

Timing and the prizes will be the following:

• Join the local village house trekking with Outdoor Albania (5 days)
• Wilderness ecotourism experience in Estonia with Soomaa.com (5 days)
• An absolute ecotourism immersion in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the Yachana Ecolodge (4 days)
• Explore Laos -Treetop Explorer – Wat Phou Cruise with Teamworkz (7 days)
• Discover Yemen – Misterious Sana’a and the Magic of Soqotra with Eternal Yemen (9 days)
• Learn about the biodiversity paradise of the Galapagos with Yacu Amu Experiences (5 days)

The only foot print you leave is your story! Ecotourism Travel Blog Contest will run through October, 2011. Online registration is already open. Travel blog uploads will be from the 19st of September to the 23rd of October. Voting period will be from the 24th of October to the 7th of November. Winner will be announced Friday 11th November from the World Travel Market in London.

To subscribe to the contest and for more information visit Mynatour
http://www.mynatour.org/contest/ecotourism-travel-blog

Watch the video at – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8THGqDrcl8&feature=player_embedded

About Mynatour.
Mynatour is a social network aimed specifically at responsible travelers who are as passionate about ecotourism. Mynatour.org offers its online community of like-minded individuals the chance to learn and share in the excitement of their personal experiences of sustainable travel. Furthermore Mynatour’s platform provides an easy way for ecotourism services to promote their activities and accommodation an online marketplace that bringing together eco friendly tour operators and travelers.

About WHL.travel
WHL.travel is a wholly owned business unit of the WHL Group. The company is committed to promoting and supporting the development of sustainable tourism. The Vision of WHL.travel is to be the e-marketplace of choice for independent travelers and travel service providers globally. The Company is offering a unique online booking service to both travelers and travel service providers by marrying the best of what can be done locally (local knowledge, local relationships, respect for local environment) with best practices in global marketing, technology and information systems that are appropriate for use in all countries.

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