We’re looking forward to seeing creative stories, travel videos, and photographic displays that illustrate the spirit and practicalities of responsible tourism
(Vocus/PRWEB) February 19, 2011
If you have a taste for adventure, a yearning for paradise, believe that responsible travel is the way to go and fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith; the Lodge at Chaa Creek wants to hear from you.
Belize’s premier eco resort is offering an all expense paid, all inclusive Belize adventure vacation package for writers submitting the best 300 word piece about responsible travel, and explaining why they would choose Chaa Creek as their ecotourism destination.
Chaa Creek’s marketing advisor Larry Waight said the purpose of the competition was to generate ideas, thoughts and creative descriptions of responsible travel as a way to promote environmental and socially aware tourism.
“We take responsible travel very seriously at Chaa Creek, but in the spirit of fun, adventure and with an appreciation of luxury and the finer things in life. Feedback from our guests has played a big part in our green development over the years, and we thought this would be a good way to get the word out while rewarding a creative approach to responsible travel,” Mr Waight said.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize’s first and most highly awarded eco resort, is situated in a 365 acre private nature reserve nestled in pristine rainforest in The Heartland of the Maya.
Bordered by the Macal River and foothills of the Maya Mountains with miles of jungle trails connecting Maya temple sites, a Natural History Centre, Hilltop Butterfly Farm, Maya Medicinal Plant Trail, Conference Centre, Nature Spa, beautiful thatched cottage accommodations and luxury tree top suites, Chaa Creek has been promoting green, responsible tourism since 1980.
In entering the competition, writers are asked to give free rein to their creativity and may use various forms of expression including prose, poems, songs, stories and fables. Photographic displays and videos, multi media and alternative art forms are also acceptable as entries.
“We’re looking forward to seeing creative stories, travel videos, and photographic displays that illustrate the spirit and practicalities of responsible tourism,” Mr Waight said.
The winner of the Caribbean Vacation Sweepstakes will receive a four night all inclusive Vacation package for two people valued at US$2753.00 that includes:
- Round trip transfers from International Airport or Belize City
- A visit to the Belize Zoo with transfer on arrival or departure
- Four nights luxury cottage accommodation
- Full breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner
- Guided visits to the Natural History Museum, Butterfly Farm, & Belize Rainforest Medicinal Trail
- Canoeing upstream the Macal River
- Guided Early Morning Bird Watching
- One full & one half day tour to Belize’s Maya temple sites, sacred caves, or national parks
In addition to the grand prize, there will be three other drawings offering discounts on the all inclusive vacation package:
- 50% discount for two persons
- 40% discount for two persons
- 30% discount for two persons
All submissions must be received by May 14th 2011 to [email protected] They will then be posted the Belize Travel Blog for contestants to share with friends and family. The winner will be selected by a draw conducted by the Chaa Creek board of directors and chosen by the primary school students of St. Andrews Elementary School.
This is an opportunity to not only share your green views with the world, but to see for yourself how sustainability and responsible travel go hand-in-hand with jungle luxury, adventure, and an amazing Belize rainforest experience.
For more information about the Caribbean Vacation Sweepstakes, contact Chaa Creekat 877-709-8708, marketing(at)chaacreek(dot)com or visit the web site at http://www.chaacreek.com.
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