Qantas Airways Launches 31-Day Travel Sweepstakes with ``Vic,'' the Smartest Animated Koala on the Internet.LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. -- Qantas Airways is launching one of its biggest North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. online travel sweepstakes offering daily prizes and weekly grand prizes, with Vic the koala koala (kōä`lə), arboreal marsupial, or pouched mammal, Phascolarctos cinereus, native to Australia. Although it is sometimes called koala bear, or Australian bear, and is somewhat bearlike in appearance, it is not related to true , the smartest animated marsupial marsupial (märs`pēəl), member of the order Marsupialia, or pouched mammals. on the Web.
Dubbed Vic's Daily Giveaway, the exciting promotion grants prizes to 31 lucky winners to enjoy some of Australia and New Zealand's most unique destinations and attractions. To become eligible to win exciting travel prizes provided by Qantas' travel partners, users can visit www.QantasUSA.com to meet Qantas' animated mate, Vic, who will help visitors register to win, as well as answer questions about the land Down Under.
Beginning April 1, 2005, Qantas is giving away one travel prize per day, including a weekly grand prize each Friday in April and one on May 1, 2005. The grand prizes include:
--Ayers Rock Adventure from Voyages with luxury accommodations at Sails in the Desert and the outback gourmet dining experience at Ayers Rock Ayers Rock
Rock outcrop, southwestern Northern Territory, Australia. Called Uluru by the Australian Aborigines and located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, it is 1,100 ft (335 m) high and may be the world's largest monolith. called Sounds of Silence.
--Three-night Executive Suite accommodations at the InterContinental Sydney including daily breakfast
--Seven-night Coral Sea Liveaboard Dive Expedition from Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
--Three-night Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia. and Island Cruise from Barefoot Cruises Australia
--Hamilton Island Dream Getaway and Seaplane seaplane, airplane designed to take off from and alight on water. The two most common types are the floatplane, whose fuselage is supported by struts attached to two or more pontoon floats, and the flying boat, whose boat-hull fuselage is constructed with the Tour from Tourism Hamilton Island and Aviation Tourism Australia (Grand Prize)
"Vic's Daily Giveaway provides a valuable opportunity for visitors to discover the best of what Australia and New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. have to offer," said Howard Goldberg, Qantas Airways vice president leisure sales and marketing, The Americas.
Sweepstakes winners will enjoy other prizes including a personally guided Platinum Australia Zoo tour getting up close to exotic animals, seven nights stay with Breakfree Resort Apartments in Queensland, VIP tour of the Sydney Aquarium, Australia's No. 1 tourist destination, a helicopter tour of Sydney Harbour, two nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort with 4-wheel drive tour, luxury accommodations at the Five Star Cairns Cairns, city (1991 pop. 64,463), Queensland, NE Australia, on Trinity Bay. It is a principal sugar port of Australia; lumber and other agricultural products are also exported. The city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has made it a tourist center. International Hotel and more.
For a complete list of Vic's Daily Giveaway prizes and rules, please visit www.QantasUSA.com.
To create promotion and this smart koala, Qantas collaborated with Spacedog, Inc., its interactive agency of record, who enlisted the help of Malibu, California-based Conversive, Inc., to provide the state-of-the-art technology similar to artificial intelligence. ANIMAX Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based, leading animation house and partner of Conversive, created the Vic animation design.
"As a leader in the industry, we are excited to create a unique online experience to engage Internet users with this appealing, cutting edge interactive technology," said Suzanne Hornwood, e-commerce marketing manager for Qantas Airways. "Since more people are looking to the Internet as a first source of information, Qantas has provided Web site visitors the benefit of easy access to a wealth of information about travel to Australia and the South Pacific," she added.
No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes open to residents of the U.S. (excluding Florida, New York Florida is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York:
About Qantas Airways
Qantas Airways is a global air carrier with more than 200 aircraft offering service to 135 destinations in 32 countries. Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways in 2004 celebrated 50 years of continuous flying between North America and Australia with more nonstop flights to Australia and New Zealand than any other carrier and provides convenient connections from Los Angeles to Indonesia, India and South Africa via the Sydney hub. Recently named Airline of the Year 2004 by Air Transport World magazine, Qantas Airways has long been recognized for its continued focus on excellence in the air as well as on the ground. Qantas' Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum ath·e·nae·um also ath·e·ne·um
1. An institution, such as a literary club or scientific academy, for the promotion of learning.
2. A place, such as a library, where printed materials are available for reading. Museum 2004 Good Design Award for its sleeper seat that is being introduced in the North American market.