launches nanobreak competition

Share Article launches nanobreak competition to encourage Brits to keep travelling and win holiday to Rio de Janeiro., the world's leading hotel website, has launched a new competition to encourage Britons to take a break, however short.

The new contest comes on the back of research which showed a 46%* increase in the number of UK holidaymakers searching for single night holidays or 'nanobreaks' over the past year.

In keeping with the 'nano' theme, the competition encourages participants to create a mini blog about their nanobreak either as a series of Twitter posts, photos using Flickr or on video using YouTube. The entries will then be streamed live from these social media sites to a dedicated competition page on

The person who posts the best entry, as judged by a panel, will win an extended nanobreak to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for two, courtesy of TAP Portugal and the Caesar Park Ipanema hotel. Three runners up with each receive a £200 voucher.

The competition, which is open to UK residents over 18, has been created to help encourage participants to take a holiday, however short, even in the current hard times.

Alison Couper, Communications Director for, said: "The simple act of going on holiday for just a single night is relaxing and a change from the stresses and strains of life.

"All of our research shows that people see holidays as a right not a luxury and the rise in searches for nanobreaks is further evidence of holidaymakers' determination to keep travelling. We hope this competition will reward that determination with a bit of creative fun and encourage more people to take a much needed break."

The nanobreak competition is open until September 1st 2009 and full details can be found on the website.

  • analysed searches for single-night stays for UK travellers during January-June 2009 compared to January-June 2008.

As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets with dedicated staff, offers more than 100,000 quality hotels worldwide including New York hotels ( ), Edinburgh hotels ( ), Rome hotels ( ) and London hotels ( ). If a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, will match it. benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates for its users, plus the site has user-contributed reviews of its properties. Travellers can book online or by contacting one of the multi-lingual call centres.

For more information please contact:
Cordy Griffiths
42 Earlham St
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020 7019 2268


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