Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AirTicketonSale Travel Photo Contest

Ever dreamed of visiting Hong Kong for free? Now is the chance to make it happen! Through the AirTicketonSale Travel Photo Contest of AirTicketonSale and C&E Holidays Pte Ltd, you can be the lucky participant to win 2 airline tickets to Hong Kong by just sending a self-photo during your most memorable vacation!
This contest is open to residents – native and foreign – of Singapore who loves travelling. To qualify, you must click ‘Like’ on AirTicketonSale Facebook page. There will only be 1 winner for this contest; and all submissions should be original with the participant seen on the picture.
Joining is definitely easy! After liking our page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AirTicketOnSale), you should email your photo to contest@airticketonsale.com observing the following formats:
-       Subject of the email should be “AirTicketOnSale Travel Photo Contest”.
-       Message should consist of your name, contact number and a short description of your photo.
-       Image size should not exceed 5MB.
Please remember that in submitting your photo, you are giving ATOS the rights to use, archive and distribute the pictures without your consent. Deadline for submission of entries will be on (August 22, 2011 to September 22, 2011); and participants are allowed to submit one photo each.
Within 48 hours after the deadline, we will send you an email for notification and we will post your entry on the AirTicketonSale Facebook Page wherein you should tag yourself.
The winner will be determined based on the number of ‘likes’ in the photo. So to assure yourself of the spot, you can share the link, ask people to like the AirTicketOnSale Facebook page and cast their vote on your entry. Only the votes on ATOS’ main links will be counted.  Voting period is until September 30, 2011.
Official announcement of the lucky winner of the 2 airline tickets to Hong Kong will be on October 03, 2011. He or she will also be notified through email. 

So what are you waiting for? Start capturing those great moments now and send them to us!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

10 Travellers’ Trivia

Most often, it is curiosity which leads us to travelling to other countries. We hear stories about a certain place and the determination to prove the reality of the bits of information shared to us becomes our constant driving force to purchase air tickets that would bring us there.

So for those who are low-spirited about travelling and are just contented with a trip to the bars during weekend, here are few trivia to ponder on. Maybe, this will lead all of you to finding interest in backpacking and travels:
1.     Mount Everest in Nepal continuously grows. Growing an additional of 4mm every year, it seems like it is constantly assuring its title as the tallest peak in the world. At the moment, it measures around 8500-meter tall and it is a very challenging hiking destination for many.

2.     If an air ticket to Venice, Italy is unaffordable to you, then perhaps, a trip to Macau will somehow compensate. There is this one famous hotel called The Venetian Macao which allows its guests to enjoy gondola rides like how it is in Venice. It also has a fake ceiling that looks like the real sky, and is equipped with lighting facilities to adapt to the time of the day.

3.     There is this phenomenon called the Midnight Sun, wherein for 24 hours, there will be no darkness as the sun will be visible during the whole time.  It is visible on some part of countries crossed by the Arctic Circle. It is best seen from Norway.

4.     Many people say that seeing Aurora Borealis is one of the must-do before they die. And indeed, it should be because nothing could ever beat the glorious beauty of dancing colors in the night sky. It is best seen on countries in Arctic region like Alaska and Norway.

5.     Shoppers who can’t get enough of their favourite activity will love Seoul. In this South Korea city, there are over 25,000 shops which are open 24 hours a day.

6.     Backpackers who wouldn’t want to pay high rates of accommodation in Japan can enjoy the ‘Capsule Hotel’. It is definitely cheap and was started to cater the needs of Japanese office workers who missed the train due to overtime.

7.     The official name of Bangkok is "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit".

8.     The world’s highest man-made waterfall is located in Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. It stands 30 meters tall.

9.     The Philippines has a great educational system which is relatively cheap compared to other countries’ so students may now settle their enrolment on Philippine universities and book tickets online.

10.   There is a huge diversity in language in the Philippines. Aside from the widely spoken Tagalog, there are more than 170 dialects used in the country.

There are lots of mysteries to unearth and trivia to discover about this world we are living in. So make life more interesting! Book tickets online now and see for yourself the wonders of this planet.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Tourist Destinations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is said to have multiple personalities. A lot of beautiful spots and attractions can be seen in the region – perfectly satisfying the cravings of people for total entertainment and relaxation; and definitely proving that purchasing air ticket to Hong Kong is a good decision.

A small country it is, but it is gifted with natural beauty and is furnished with awe-inspiring modernity. Among the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong are as follows:

1. The Peak
Hong Kong flaunts a very beautiful skyline and there is no other place in the region which could give a more stunning view of it other than The Peak. Located a few hundred meters above sea level, this spot surely provides a good escape from the bustles of the downtown. The air is fresh and lush greens abound. Though quite commercialized already, The Peak is still an ideal destination for people who wish to calm their minds and souls.

2. Victoria Harbour
Splendid particularly at night, the Victoria Harbour is definitely a precious gem for the tourism industry of Hong Kong. It is one of the places which people will never get tired of. The main feature in the area is the Symphony of Lights wherein colorful light beams can be seen dancing on the blank sky, as emitted by more than 40 skyscrapers by the harbour. It is a magnificent sight to see, especially while on a romantic cruise across the river.

3. Ocean Park Hongkong
Since its opening on 1977, the Ocean Park Hong Kong has always been a great attraction. It houses fascinating animals like pandas, monkeys, rodents, alligators, salamanders and more species that are natives of Asia. It also has an amusement park wherein the main attraction is a 360-degree water-screen show.

4. Hong Kong Disneyland
One reason why one should purchase an air ticket to Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Disneyland. The fare to this magical world is relatively cheaper so people will have more cash intended for fun in the park. Features include rides, parks and encounters with Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck and the Disney Princesses.

5. Ping Shan Heritage Trail
To fully appreciate Hong Kong, one has to understand its history; and to do so, tourists must visit the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. It gives home to ancient pagodas, temples and edifices in which walls the colorful and rich history of the region is etched.  It is a haven for photographers.

There are lots of other places in Hong Kong which tourists must discover for themselves. It is certainly worth the visit.