The sky's the limit for three lucky online participants who will have the opportunity to win a trip to space as part of the Comfort Suites Hotels "Explore the Space Sweepstakes."
Through September 24, consumers can go online to ExploreTheSpaceSweepstakes.com to enter for their chance to win "out-of-this-world" prizes and qualify for a chance to win a trip to space. To qualify, entrants must be current members of or sign up for the Choice Privileges rewards program. Once selected, three finalists will be given $5,000 in cash and a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex where they will participate in an astronaut experience program. On the last day of their visit, the finalists will play a game of chance for the ultimate grand prize - a trip to space!
In addition to the three finalist prize winners, three second prize winners will each receive a trip for four to space camp in Huntsville, AL and a Comfort Suites prize pack. And just so no one is left on the launch pad, fifty runner-ups will receive a Comfort Suites prize pack valued at $100.
Market studies by NASA and various other organizations have shown that there are considerable markets for space tourism and that the markets will grow rapidly as the cost of sending a person into space drops from current levels. Adventure tourism is already a highly popular and profitable business, is space travel the next step?