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Tuesday
Mar152011

Travel Contest: TripAlertz Epic Journey into Space! - 506

TripAlertz will send you to space via the XCOR LynxSo your best friend just came back with a ton of photos and stories about their latest adventures to Kathmandu. You’re seething with jealousy, as it sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Well, fret not, as you can do infinitely better. Like, literally: TripAlertz is hosting a contest to send a lucky traveler into space.

The group-buying travel deals site already offers a trip far below Virgin Galactic’s $200,000 ticket price (at $95,000) though it’s still not exactly attainable. As more people buy into the deal, though, the price will go down. The TripAlertz Epic Journey into Space includes a five-night stay at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa during training and preparation, medical evaluation and screening, a cancellation insurance policy, and the Lynx flight itself. A deposit of $20,000 begins the process of assigning each space tourist to the training and qualification program.

To enter the giveaway, you must first be a member of Tripalertz, granting you one entry. Bonus entries can be obtained in a number of ways. Refering your friends to TripAlertz gains you an entry for each person who joins. Additionally, every dollar you spend through the site for hotels, cruises, and travel garners you more entries. The latter route also funnels 1% of TripAlertz net revenues to its featured charity Pachamama Alliance and their 4YEARS.GO Collective Action Initiative.

The grand prize is one helluva trip. The winner will recieve five nights of luxury resort accommodations during space flight training and preparation as well as a seat on the XCOR Aerospace Lynx Vehicle.The contest runs until June 21, when the winner will be drawn randomly live on broadband-streamed television at the “TripAlertz Summer Solstice Party.”

The hottest ticket in travel of late is definitely for space flight. Blow your Kathmandu-trekking friend out of the water by flying through the atmosphere!

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