MIAMI, Florida – “The egg is in the rabid rhino’s tush.” That’s the first clue on the Great Tripatini Easter Egg Hunt ( http://www.tripatini.com/page/first-annual-tripatini-easter ), travel social network Tripatini.com’s first Easter egg-stravaganza designed to engage and lead members through globe-spanning blog posts, wall posts, photos, and videos, one of which contains a hidden chocolate Easter egg. One key clue per day will be issued to help members in their quest, and those who correctly identify the location of the chocolate egg by the end of the hunt at midnight on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, will be entered in a random drawing for the following prizes:
– 1st Prize: A four-day/three-night vacation for four at Universal Studios Orlando, including lodging with breakfast, transfers, and passes to Universal’s theme parks, Islands of Adventure (including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter), and the original Universal Studios.
– 2nd Prize: A $100 Travelocity gift certificate.
– 3rd Prize: A $50 Travelocity gift certificate.
“Plenty of travel sites, and web sites in general, have held contests up the wazoo,” Tripatini CEO David Paul Appell observed, “but our Easter Egg Hunt is different for two key reasons: we are, as far as our office minions can tell, the first-ever online contest to hide an egg in a rhiney hiney. From a social-media gaming perspective, we may also be the first site ever to use actual site content as the virtual game board. Or at least the first one to make a big deal out of it.”
“We’ve certainly run contests before,” commented Tripatini President José Balido, “but this is by far the most compelling – tricky enough to be a fun challenge for anyone with a pulse, but far from impossible. Our 2011 Great Tripatini Easter Egg Hunt is another step forward in our continuing mission to provide our members stimulating “edu-tainment” in addition to extremely valuable tailored advice from thousands of travel journalists and professionals. Stay tuned for more.”
For the current clue in the Great Tripatini Easter Egg Hunt, go to http://www.tripatini.com/ .
Launched in August 2009, Tripatini.com differs from other travel social networks in promoting direct access to thousands of travel journalists and industry professionals from nearly 200 countries on every continent, including hotels/resorts, airlines, cruise lines, national and local tourism boards, car rental companies, and more. Forums such as “Ask A Travel Pro” and hundreds of others allow travelers to get specifically-tailored advice from experts, and allows the professionals to promote their services, destinations, and reporting directly to the traveling public. For testimonials, backgrounders, and other information, check the Tripatini media room ( http://www.tripatini.com/page/tripatini-in-the-media ) or contact José Balido at email@example.com .