Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Win a Trip to Ecuador & the Galapagos with A&K!

Global luxury travel company, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), is delighted to announce their My Inspiring Travel Moment photographic competition, open for entries from 19 October – 30 November 2009.  The first prize is an outstanding trip for two to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, cruising on the luxury MV Eclipse, experiencing the wonder of wildlife in this amazing archipelago.

Starting in Ecuador's capital Quito, this journey of a lifetime includes leisurely days cruising the Galapagos, taking in the marvels of nature with an expert naturalist guide.  With numerous trips by rubber panga to secluded bays, guests are likely to spy the famous Galapagos turtle, land and marine iguanas, brightly coloured crabs, fur seals, sea lions and maybe even a blue footed booby!  Surrounded by whales, penguins and dolphins, the trip includes a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.  This trip is a travel lover's – and keen photographer's – dream!

Participants undertake 3 easy steps to submit their entry on line at www.abercrombiekent.com.au.  Each image entered costs $10 and all monies raised will go to support projects undertaken by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, a specific division of A&K set up to support and fund a range of philanthropic initiatives around the globe (go to www.akphilanthropy.com for more details).

The My Inspiring Travel Moment competition is being run in conjunction with The Australian's Travel & Indulgence section with the winning image being published in their final issue for the year in mid December.  Susan Kurosawa,The Australian's esteemed Travel Editor, is joining with A&K Australia Managing Director Sujata Raman, to choose the worthy winner.  Both seasoned travellers with a passion for discovery, their keen eyes will be focussed to spot the most inspiring travel image.

Running from 19 October-30 November, the winner will be announced in early December.  Go to www.abercrombiekent.com.au to find out more information and follow the links to enter on line.

Sujata Raman, A&K's Managing Director says, "This is an unbelievable opportunity for keen photographers to submit their inspiring work and possibly win the trip of a lifetime to Ecuador and the Galapagos.  One of the world's most pristine wildlife environments, this is one travel experience that will be truly unforgettable.  And with the entry fee going to support A&K Philanthropy, it's a positive result all round.  We look forward with interest to My Inspiring Travel Moments and to selecting a worthy winner.  It's going to be a difficult task, I'm sure."

For more information or a copy of the 2010 Inspiring Journeys brochure, contact Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800, or visit www.abercrombiekent.com.au

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