We're so happy to formally announce that HomeAway
has joined the lineup of fantastic sponsors for this year's Travel Blog Exchange
meeting in Chicago next month! Thanks to them and the other fab sponsors, the event is completely free to attendees and live-stream viewers.
One of my very favorite things to do is stay in an apartment or a house when on a trip - it gives you a different view of a destination, and it's quite convenient to have a kitchen and some space to spread out. It's also a great way to save some cash if traveling with friends.
Not only have they been generous enough to sponsor our event, they've also been busy at work launching a huge travel giveaway contest and petition to create a National Vacation Day in the US to help stimulate the travel market.
Check out their fun site SaveOurSummerVacation.com
, and join the contest -- you could win a $10,000 getaway if you're deemed most in need of a week-long getaway! Two runners up will each get $5,000 trips. Holy stimulus Batman! This is how the site describes contest entry requirements:
To enter the contest, all you have to do is submit a short text, video or photo entry explaining why you deserve to have your vacation saved by HomeAway. Hurry, the entry period ends July 2!
You've got a week to put something together... So what are you waiting for?