Around The World With Expedia!
So who wants to take an all-expense paid trip to the US, Australia, UK, Japan or Singapore next month? This is probably our most exciting contest so far! Let us know if you have any questions!
Wow.. i'm new here, and this was the first time I participated in a contest, and I won vouchers! Yeyy! Thank you Indiblogger and Expedia, and a big big thanks to all of you, who read my post and encouraged me. That feeling you get when you receive a mail from Indiblogger saying someone voted for your post, Priceless. :)
I've been a lurker since I joined, but I think it's about time I came out from behind the bushes! Hello everyone!
And congrats to all the winners! Getting down to reading all the posts now!
Welcome to the Forum and Congratulations!!! Will have a look at your post too! Enjoy your voucher and Keep blogging!
Going by my resolution, I have complete reading 11 of the winners. 24 more to go.
Thanks for the comment... Infact it was through your comment only that I came to know about the voucher :)
OH MY GOD!! Arti Di congos!!!!!! and PL too!!
and to all the other winners as well!! :)
I was selected last year for a cultural exchange program (JENESYS) to Japan. we were scheduled to go in the summer but the trip was postponed due to the Tsunami. We again got notified in october as the trip was going to be held in December but it was cancelled finally. :(
so i missed the chance to go there :( my bad luck.
anyways, Kudos to you!
Cultural exchange program sounds exciting, Kirti!! Never mind if it got cancelled though.. you will have many more opportunities in life, I am sure!! :)
Reply to Arti - Yes I have lived in Japan for 2-3 months. You can send me a personal Indimail if you have some queries. (Not been to Kyoto though. But heard a lot about Kyoto and Nara for temples and culture. Hakaido is more for snow sports. Tokyo is for partying)
Wow The Fool - maybe you can come up with your own winners' list after reading them all. I am sure some really good posts missed making it to the top positions. How about if you compile a list?:)
Good idea - Sharon or Rekha ? But unfortunately I do not have time to go over 200 posts. But I want to go over the 35 posts that won to see what is good about them that made them win so that I can use that in my own blogs.
Participated for the First time in a contest and won vouchers(according to the website) !!! Thanks Indiblogger and Expedia!!
But haven't received the voucher yet!! Did it go back undelivered? I have already posted on the "support" section; the ticket is OPEN; almost been a week but haven't received a reply :( Indi team is too busy, it seems :)
Renie/ Indi team, can you plz look into it? Thanks!!
True. there has been no information as yet on any of the prizes, I presume. Hope Expedia mails all relevant information on time...
I was out of town (Psychology practicals and exams done) and so I am late in expressing my congratulations and happiness to the winners. I am so glad Arti, Pramod and other deserving entries will enjoy travelling around. Special congrats to first time participant winners. Good luck next time to others... especially some good entries.
Thank you very much, Faridaji, Yours was a beautiful entry as always and I had loved reading it.. Missed you in the winners list, Farida ji..
Thanks Arti.. it was good to write about Tysha. I have had my share and it feels good when people like you who really deserve win.
@Arvind Passey - congrats! and will you be traveling alone? I have someone accompanying me and I am eager to get things underway, so that we get good rates on the ticket etc
Likewise as Sharon.
@Renie: Could we have some updates on how things need to move forward, in the case of the person travelling with us, with regards to flight ticketing, visas, etc. Are we supposed to get going with all this on our own or will Expedia assist us in the procedure?
Arti, Arvind, Sharon: Did you get a call from Expedia so far? I mean are you aware if we can choose our dates or it will be decided by them?
It's the same for me - I would like to have my husband come along and am rather worried about visas and planning his travel. I'm eagerly waiting for some news from Expedia so as to figure out other stuff. Any news or information would be welcome! That we haven't even been contacted by the Expedia folks is a tad unusual - at least an email that they will send some info soon ought to have been sent out, right?!
@Arnab - Last I heard, we were supposed to travel on whatever dates they give and don't have the liberty of choosing dates. I hope that I either misunderstood this or that Expedia is a tad flexible on the travel dates ...
@Arti @Sharon & Rekha @ Arbab @Kadambari... Have already asked Renie if Expedia will allow my wife to accompany me... though, getting an NOC, in her case might need more days. Haven't got any reply so far.
I'm hoping that Expedia is taking so long because it may finally decide to send 'couples' in place of individuals! :)
This will finally turn out heavy on your pockets overall as hardly any one wants to travel alone. And whats the fun if you have to spend from your pocket to enjoy a prize.
@Arvind - that sounds good....but since the school hols are also on, I wish they would tell us the dates - the kids need a break too - and it's so difficult to get tickets last moment!
Renie, Renie, Renie... what has happened to Expedia? Tell us if there is any way we can help Expedia take decisions faster. :)
Results were out, long back. The posters above you on this thread are the winners.
Guy! Finally I've got an email from Expedia... asking me to submit some essential details and giving the name of the relevant contact person to help me plan my trip to Sydney, Australia!
Thank you, indiblogger... :) Things are moving now!!
Congrats Arvind! Sydney is an amazing place, I somehow had a gut feeling that they may offer you Sydney itself. Enjoy your trip:)
Has any of the prize winners begun the process for visa and travel yet? If yes, whats your experience?
Has anyone sent their visa papers to expedia? Things don't really seem to be moving forward with me!