United Airlines wants to send you to Tahiti in business class, put you up in nice hotels, and give you some spending money…if you work hard enough.
It’s a contest, but one of the best ones I have seen lately from an airline. United Airlines is commencing service between San Francisco and Tahiti at the end of October. In partnership with Project: Time Off, it will award one winner the trip of a lifetime.
The prize includes:
- Roundtrip airfare from your hometown to Tahiti (through San Francisco) for two in business class
- 3-night stay at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa
- 2-night stay at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa
- 2-night stay at the Maitai Rangiora
- Transportation between the islands
- Choice of excursions in Tahiti and Moorea
- $2,000 prepaid card for meals and other expenses
At least the stated purpose behind this contest it raise awareness about taking vacation days.
Toby Enqvist, United’s Chief Customer Officer, stated:
With the unofficial end to summer this past weekend, it’s disheartening to think that so many Americans won’t have had a chance to use vacation days and get time away from the daily grind to experience something different. This is why we’re so excited about this contest – it presents the opportunity for the deserving winner to experience some of the most relaxing scenery in the world in Tahiti.
But United has a great ulterior motive as well: if you use more of your vacation days, you are more likely to fly places…
You can enter the contest here. Entering is easy:
- Identify someone who you believe deserves Time Off in Tahiti.
- Submit your entry in 300 words or less.
- United will judge entries in partnership with Project: Time Off.
The contest is only open to U.S. residents and has a taxable value of $21,235.
I’ll say this about vacations: I agree with Project: Time Off that they are absolutely necessary, producing better work performance and more productivity. But I’ll also admit I haven’t taken a single true vacation day this year. I always chalk it up to doing what I love for work. Maybe I need to enter this contest…
image: Tahiti Tourism