Barbados Facebook Sweepstake: Win a Caribbean Holiday In Paradise

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AXSES, a leader in Social Media Marketing for Travel, launched a Facebook Sweepstake with the prize of a 5-day free holiday in the Caribbean Island Barbados. The sweepstake at http://barbados.org/win is open to all Barbados.org Facebook Fans. It is a marketing campaign to promote hotels and activities in Barbados. The Company intends to run several sweepstakes following this successful Facebook travel marketing initiative. Travelers are invited to learn more and become fans at http://barbados.org/win

AXSES, a Caribbean travel marketing company, has announced its First Facebook Sweepstake, offering a free Caribbean vacation to Barbados. Travelers that take advantage of the program have the opportunity to win a Barbados vacation for five nights and six days.

As the lucky winner of the Caribbean Sweepstakes, the winner and a guest will have the chance of staying at the Yellow Bird Hotel with numerous luxury amenities. The first sweepstake contest ended on June 30th of 2011; the winner was Julia Baird of the United Kingdom.

New sweepstakes will follow soon. This is just one of the many offers that AXSES uses to invite its travel companies to try the many Facebook Travel marketing and Social Media management services provided by AXSES.

The First Facebook sweepstake is now closed but you can become a fan of Barbados.org to be sure that you don’t miss the next one – Click http://barbados.org/win to become a fan and subscribe to the Sweepstake page.

According to Kathy-Lynn Ward, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AXSES, “We are running several Facebook ads targeted to different groups. We have learned a lot about advertising on Facebook with this and other initiatives, which translates into a real advantage for our hotel and tourism suppliers and their travel guests".

With Facebook analytics AXSES also collects information on the demographics and interests of their audience. This allows AXSES to tailor vacation packages and future Travel Sweepstake to Fans in the Facebook community.

Kathy-Lynn Ward hopes that more promotions such as the Barbados Vacation will encourage more people to become Fans of Barbados.org, the main AXSES marketing and bookings website for Barbados. More Fans, makes it easier to market to travellers that are sincerely interested in the products that the company is promoting.

Fans interested in a hotel or tourism activity using AXSES Social Media Marketing systems, like arcResBookings will be able get instant quotes and make their reservations right from the hotels own Facebook reservations page. With AXSES' arcRes social applications, Fans will find it easier to make their travel arrangements online and receive special offers on the Hotel Fan page or can be linked directly to the brand website. All bookings are direct to the hotel or travel brand and there are no commissions.

The travel community is excited about this new development. Hotels and tourism marketers can get more information and sign up to try AXSES applications for Facebook Travel Marketing at http://facebook.arcres.biz.

Social media platforms save travel brands by eliminating commissions. The savings may be translated into more giveaways, such as this free Caribbean vacation sweepstake promoted on the barbados.org Facebook page. Customers are encouraged to log onto their Facebook accounts to be on the look out for the next free Caribbean vacation.

About AXSES:
AXSES is known for its Facebook Travel Marketing application, arcResBookings.com, which allows hotels and tourism companies to load and manage brand and booking information onto Facebook as well as many sites. arcResBookings lets travelers book hotel accommodations, car rentals and travel activities online right on the Facebook reservations page of the hotel or tourism company. See (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRIU6E2frGw)

Hotels and tourism operators may try AXSES Facebook hotel & travel marketing and bookings app at http://facebook.arcres.biz.

Travelers interesting in the Caribbean sweepstake should visit http://barbados.org/win

Contacts
Ian Clayton: iclayton (at) axses(dot)com or Kathy-Lynn Ward: kward (at) axses(dot)net

Canada: 902 8262440 | Barbados 246 429 2653

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