ORLANDO, Fla. – Is trip planning so time-consuming you’re already planning a family vacation to celebrate your six-year-old’s college graduation? Are you challenged each time you try to satisfy the needs of your adventurous teen and timid toddler?
Visit Orlando is launching its first-ever ‘Vacation Makeover’ search where any traveler in America could be selected to receive the Orlando dream trip of a lifetime that only the country’s most visited vacation destination can deliver. Beginning today, travelers can submit stories to VisitOrlando.com/makeover of their memories of their most challenging vacation planning issues, most exhausting excursion, nerve-wracking retreat, or the time a holiday went haywire. Their entry will put them in the running to receive a one-of-a-kind Orlando vacation that solves their previous vacation challenges and comes complete with airfare, accommodations, attraction admissions, ground transportation, and more.
“Every day on television, designers are providing women with beauty makeovers, construction crews are creating home makeovers, and stylists are offering wardrobe makeovers,” observes Visit Orlando chief marketing officer Danielle Courtenay. “We realized that when you have a destination like Orlando, you have the ability to offer girlfriends, couples, families – any traveler who’s ever suffered a vacation meltdown, actually – a vacation makeover.”
Adding an extra level of fun to an already over-the-top grand prize, winners will be featured in an online travelogue throughout their time in Orlando as they share their experience with a global audience of fans and followers tracking their adventures on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. And to help plan each vacation to perfection, renowned travel expert Emily Kaufman, The Travel Mom, will personally meet each winner to assess their interests and customize each week-long getaway. Together, Kaufman, a celebrity mom and the Visit Orlando vacation delegation will review Orlando’s 100-plus attractions and craft a schedule that satisfies the needs of everyone.
For the chance at one of five completely customized Orlando vacations, travelers must share why they need a vacation makeover in 500 words or less and upload a recent image at VisitOrlando.com/makeover by March 2, 2011. Winners will be announced mid-March.