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Great Hotels of the World Launches Travel Writing Competition

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) today launches its second travel writing competition in association with TripAtlas, offering one lucky winner the chance to live the life of a travel writer. More details on travel writing competition.

The winner will be sent on a five night VIP trip for two to Midtown Hotelk in Istanbul, Turkey, inclusive of flights, transfers and a variety of added extras.

“Our previous travel writing competition was such a great success, we’ve decided to launch another one and this time we’re handing the judging over to the public,” says Carly Gotz, group director – sales and marketing at Great Hotels. “There are some very talented writers out there and this will give them a chance to have their stories published. The writer of the story with the most votes will be treated a VIP city-break to Istanbul.”

Entrants are invited to submit a story of no more than 500 words on their own travel experiences under one of the following themes. Entries should be sent to travelwriter@ghorg.com by Friday 27 August 2010.

1. Most romantic travel story

2. Funniest spa story

3. Embarrassing golf story

All entries will be posted on Great Hotels of the World’s website after the closing date, where the public will vote for their favourite story. The entry with the most votes will win the trip to Istanbul where they will write about their travel experience. Their story will be published on www.ghotw.com and http://www.tripatlas.com/

For more details and terms and conditions visit http://www.ghotw.com/travelcompetition.

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For press enquiries please contact Brooke Jester Marketing & PR Manager, Great Hotels Organisation

Note to editors:

Great Hotels Organisation (GHO) is part of Big Worldwide, a global, privately owned travel, technology and media company headquartered in London. Great Hotels Organisation’s family of brands include Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), Special Hotels of the World (http://www.shotw.com) and Metro Hotels. GHO provides a range ofproducts, services and innovative technology solutions for over 1,500 hotels worldwide including trade shows, e-marketing, business travel consortia sales, meeting and incentive sales, public relations, Meeting Forums and a private label GDS chain code (GW). evolution is a complete reservation platform that allows hotels to effectively manage multi-channel distribution.

Membership of GHO is by invitation only and hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted. By acknowledging that each hotel has a different set of marketing requirements, GHO allows its member hotels to choose from a comprehensive collection of sales and marketing initiatives in order to build their own ‘à la carte’ membership programme tailored to meet their individual objectives. By doing this, members are able to choose and purchase only the services they require, thus ensuring that membership fees are focused on their specific requirements.

Further information on Great Hotels Organisation can be found at http://www.ghorg.com/.

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