VirtualTourist Opens Public Voting For 8th Wonder Of The World
Voters Can Win a Trip To Yasawa Islands Resort in the Beautiful Islands of
Fiji, Home of Nominee Bouma National Heritage Park
LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel
research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group,
announced today that public voting is now open to crown the "8^th Wonder of
With numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus sending
in nominations, the public is asked to vote for their favorite out of themore
than300 submissions. Voters can visit www.virtualtourist.com to vote and have
until September 30 to do so. The wonder with the most votes will be featured
in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program, as well as
receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.
To help nominees get votes, VirtualTourist has created free, embeddable voting
widgets that nominators can place on their websites. Tourism bureaus can
create their own by visiting www.virtualtourist.com/widget/8thwonder.
Additionally, one winner will receive a trip for two consisting of round-trip
economy class tickets to Nadi, Fiji from Los Angeles via Air Pacific, soon to
be Fiji Airways. Members of VirtualTourist can win a seven-night all-inclusive
trip of a lifetime to Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji, an exclusive resort
located on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji. Approximate
value of the prize is $12,440. Each entrant must be a member of VirtualTourist
and a U.S. resident. To enter, sign up for free at
http://members.virtualtourist.com/8thwonderfijitrip. Enter until June 14,
2013. This "Passion in Paradise" trip giveaway is courtesy of Tourism Fiji,
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji, Air Pacific/Fiji Airways, VirtualTourist and
For more information, visit www.virtualtourist.com.
VirtualTourist.com® is one of the largest online travel communities in the
world and a premier resource for travelers seeking an insider perspective.
Boasting close to 2 million travel reviews and over 4 million photos of 61,000
destinations worldwide from 1.3 million members, VirtualTourist
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