NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 16, 2018
Suzhou Tourism has launched a sweepstakes giving consumers the chance to win a four-night trip to the charming city to learn about its rich cultural heritage, including the art of silk making.
Through February 26, 11:59 pm. EST, consumers are invited to visit traveltosuzhou.com to enter to win roundtrip airfare for one from a major North American gateway city, four nights of accommodations, a fully-guided tour of the destination including a visit to the No. 1 Silk Factory, a luxurious keepsake made from Suzhou silk, and a number of other travel-related prizes totaling more than $4,500.
Participants can earn additional entries by learning more about Suzhou silk via a captivating video produced by travel personality and influencer Kelley Ferro. In the video, Ms. Ferro follows the path of silk in Suzhou, from silkworms to scarves, while visiting some of the destination’s top tourism sites such as the No. 1 Silk Factory and Xiu Niang Silk Shop. Bonus entries are also available to participants who share a photo on social media of an item of clothing they would like to “upgrade” with Suzhou silk, using the hashtag #MadeInSuzhou. Consumers can also follow Visit Suzhou on Instagram and Twitter, like Visit Suzhou on Facebook, and engage in other social media related actions to increase their odds of winning. All opportunities to obtain additional entries are embedded into the contest landing page.
The sweepstakes is part of Suzhou Tourism’s year-long “Made In Suzhou” social media program that allows an online audience to virtually experience the destination through video content exploring its local traditions and cultural offerings.
Consumers interested in learning more about Suzhou and the many artfully crafted items produced in the destination can follow the destination’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels (@VisitSuzhou), track the destination’s official hashtags #TravelSuzhou and #MadeInSuzhou, or visit traveltosuzhou.com.
Suzhou, the "Venice of China," is known for its elegant stone bridges, canals, flowing water, and noteworthy architecture. Located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, approximately 70 miles west of Shanghai, Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years. The city boasts the beautifully manicured Classical Gardens of Suzhou, nine of which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as 11 destinations along the Grand Canal that have also been designated world cultural heritage sites.
Each year, millions of tourists travel to Suzhou to experience the destination’s more than 400 attractions, ranging from pagodas and temples to historical districts and world-class museums. As the largest industrial city in China, Suzhou continues to develop, such as the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), which boasts five-star hotels, the iconic Lake Jinji, and Asia’s largest overwater Ferris Wheel.
Travel to Suzhou is easily accessible via three convenient area airports with non-stop flights from North America: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) offers bullet train service to Suzhou, which is approximately a 50-mile, 30-minute trip; Pudong International Airport (PVG) is approximately 65 miles from Suzhou, an hour and half drive; and Sunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX) is approximately 14 miles from Suzhou, a 30 minute drive.
For more information on Suzhou, visit http://www.traveltosuzhou.com.