With 17 prizes already awarded through the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion, Travel Impressions is encouraging travel agents to continue booking through Aug. 31, 2012 for a chance to win one of the remaining 19 trip giveaways. As many as 5,000 agents have entered the contest.
Travel agents may enter the contest with each three-night (minimum) booking made by Aug. 31, 2012. Agents must register their bookings via the 31 Days of Giveaways tab on the Travel Impressions Facebook page - www.Facebook.com/TravelImpressions - or on www.travimp.com/31days.
Following are the first 17 prize winners of the 31 Days of Giveaways contest, who have also been featured in postings made on the Travel Impressions Facebook page:
· Pattie Mitchell, Travel Dreams - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba
· Amber Schoolcraft, Touraid Travel - Melia Caribe Tropical Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
· Cartney Needham, The Travel Bug American Express - Secrets The Vine Cancun, Mexico
· Fern Kravitz, Herricks Travel American Express - InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico
· Paula Finn, Tyree Altour Travel - Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
· Barbara Wiegmann, USMotivation - The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
· Elizabeth Linke, Incentive Connection Travel - Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Aruba
· Michael McHugh, Dream Makers Vacation Services - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico
· Lisa Coleman, Travel Smiths - Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Italy
· Ladica Jovanovski, Paradise Cruises and Tours - Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Mexico
· Irene Gakin, Best Travel for All - Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, St. Maarten
· Tammie Holleran, Suburban Travel - Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
· Susan Forbes, Globe Travel Services - Holiday Inn Resort, Aruba
· Jean Williams, Malcolm Travel and Cruise - Carlton Hotel Baglioni, Milan, Italy
· Sue Williams, AAA Auto Club Group - Paradisus Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
· Debbie McCormick, Sunset Travel - Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, Portugal
· Lisa Zwizzler, Beach Bum Vacations - Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Mexico
The travel agent with the most bookings during the contest promotional period will be awarded the grand prize of a three-night stay for two at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL. The grand prize package includes coach round-trip airfare for two, a rental car (must be at least 25 years old) and a welcome amenity, Travel Impressions says.
As part of the 31 Days of Giveaways promotion, travel agents can earn up to four entries per qualifying booking, including group reservations that are made over the course of the promotion and will be entered to win one of the prizes awarded during the month of August.
Agents earn one entry for bookings that are a minimum of three nights at any property and two entries for three-night (minimum) reservations at one of the prize properties. Three entries are earned for every booking that is a minimum of five nights at any property, while four entries are earned on bookings that are a minimum of five nights at one of the prize properties.
While individual agents can win only one of the daily prizes, they can also qualify for the grand prize based on their total number of bookings during the contest period. Travel agents earn a 1 percent bonus commission when booking travel packages online with Quest for Agents.