Choice Hotels to Give Away Caribbean Vacation to Winner of Facebook Sweepstakes

As winter wanes and warmer weather beckons weary travelers, Choice Hotels is looking to send one lucky Facebook user on a wonderful Caribbean vacation getaway.*

From now through April 30, 2012, Facebook users who “Like” Choice Hotels can learn how to enter into the “Caribbean Dreamin’ Sweepstakes” where they’ll have the chance to win a trip for two to the Caribbean. The sweepstakes grand prize winner will receive cash for round-trip airfare for two and 100,000 Choice Privileges rewards points to redeem at one of our 11 different Caribbean island hotels.

Don’t like your odds? Well in addition to one grand prize winner, Choice Hotels will also give away instant prizes right on its Facebook page. After each consumer enters the sweepstakes, they’ll have a chance to play an instant win game where they can win dozens of travel prizes including Amazon Kindles, Apple iPod Shuffles, and Tumi.com Gift Cards.** What’s more, consumers who enter the sweepstakes and then share the promotion with their family and friends will get a bonus sweepstakes entry.

“As more and more consumers conduct their vacation research and travel booking through emerging social media and mobile channels, we want to be there to offer them fun deals like this,” said Robert McDowell, senior vice president of global distribution for Choice Hotels. “By giving one lucky winner an amazing Caribbean vacation through our Choice Hotels Facebook page, we’re hoping to directly engage with our guests in new and interesting ways.”

Consumers can visit Facebook.com/ChoiceHotels and “Like” the page to find out more about how to enter for a chance to win. Choice Hotels brand locations available in the Caribbean include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, and Ascend Collection brand properties in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Curaçao. As part of the Choice Hotels family, these hotels offer free breakfast, Internet, pools, sundecks, bars and restaurants (specific amenities vary by location).

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. The company’s Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

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