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Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Great Escape 2002 - A lesson in PR

From the Great Escape Press Release

"Couch potatoes need not apply. This real world travel adventure competition is only for the hardiest and most travel savvy Type-A globetrotters." anyone fit that description?"

"Like 1930's, anthropologist-adventurers hot on the path of the Holy Grail, contestants will ride elephants to sacred temples, jostle atop camels around the Pyramids, haggle in ancient souks, take part in bizarre cultural festivals, and, in between the escalating daily thrills, catch their fair share of Himalayan sunrises and Mediterranean sunsets. Travel savvy participants will treasure this once-in-a-lifetime around-the-world adventure". Except that it happens twice every year

"The winners truly will be 'The World's Greatest Travelers!' " however "National Geographic Traveler dubbed William Chalmers (the organiser of the event) the "world's greatest traveler" in their recent April 2002 edition."

"The cost is as low as $7,900 per person." but these hardy adventurers will get "all international airfares, First Class hotels along with some special events and meals"

Those still interested can contact GreatEscape Foundation at +1 310.281.7809 or visit the "world famous" website at

posted by Dave 9:19 AM

Monday, June 10, 2002


Oneworld alliance is launching three new tickets that will allow discounted travel on eight member airlines, including Qantas and BA.

The Student Visit Pass was one of three new tickets unveiled at a oneworld alliance conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Travellers can buy the Student Visit Pass for two flights on oneworld carriers in Europe when they buy a longhaul trip to the region with alliance carriers. Extra flights can also be bought. Prices depend on the number of flights and the length of each flight.

The student pass will be available to travellers aged 26 and under with a valid student international identity card. The alliance plans similar schemes for travel in America, Asia and Australia in the future.

Oneworld is also introducing a Circle Trip Explorer ticket for those who want to fly to several different continents, excluding the Americas. Unlike the original Explorer ticket, travellers will not have to circumnavigate the globe.

Electronic ticketing means passengers can transfer tickets to member airlines. - Travelpress

posted by Dave 8:14 AM

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