And the winner is…
This week we are pleased to announce the winners of our Dream Itinerary competition.
Entrants were invited to submit their ‘dream itinerary’, selecting three hotels from the SLH portfolio in the hope of winning some fabulous prizes including a once-in-a-lifetime 14-night stay with £8000 towards travel experiences.
We had over 5,500 entries from around the world with over 2,000 photographs submitted. Finalists were selected from both a shortlist determined by votes on the dedicated site plus our panellists who went through all the entries! As you can imagine, it was quite a task but also great fun reading about your dream holidays. We had everything from wine tasting across California, wildlife tours of Africa, foodies planning to ‘eat’ their way across Asia, romantics hoping to honeymoon in private island resorts and even some itineraries which I can’t repeat on a public blog but gave me a great laugh (accompanied with equally amusing but un-publishable photos)!
As the quality of entries was so high, I decided to award some extra runners up prizes and had the great pleasure of speaking with all our winners this week.
The winner of our grand prize was Mr Peter Beor from Perth, Australia (pictured with his wife Sharyn) who described an outstanding itinerary that was top of his ‘Lotto Life’ list. Peter said this trip will be the honeymoon they never managed and we’re now looking forward to helping him plan his holiday to Baros Maldives, La Sultana Marrakech and Villa Marie, France.
Runners up prizes were awarded to Mrs Amy Thyng of Austin, USA who described a colourful beer tour of the Benelux and Mrs Lauren Wilson of Plano, USA with a tantalising food tour of Italy and France.
More about the winner of the best supporting image next week but for now I would like to say a huge thanks to all those who took part. We were very impressed with the quality of entries which made judging a near impossible task.
Look out for more SLH competitions in the future,