Online travel firm CheapOair has joined forces with Lonely Planet and South African Airways to host a Twitter based contest.
Between now and August 30, they’ll give away one Lonely Planet South Africa guidebook every day – and at the end of the contest, the winners will be entered into a random drawing for two round trip tickets to South Africa.
Entering is simple – every day, the CheapOair Twitter account will post a question, all you need to do is correctly answer this question, and tag your post with the hashtag #COASA. You can increase your chance of winning by signing up for their newsletter, which also enters you in the grand prize contest.
The daily Twitter winners will be announced before 12PM ET the following day. The winner of the grand prize will be announced on the CheapOair blog on August 31. Plane tickets to South Africa usually go for around $1500, so this is a fantastic way to visit this amazing country without raiding your bank account. Good luck!
GadlingTV’s Travel Talk, episode 26 – Click above to watch video after the jump
For everyone out there that wanted to make the trek to South Africa’s 2010 World Cup, but couldn’t – we have a fun series of segments this week.
A few days before the games began, a good friend of mine, travel photographer Austin Mann told me that he was booking a last minute flight to South Africa to meet up with friends that had spare game tickets. I asked him to document his travels, share some of his essential equipment as a photographer, and bring us back a piece of his World Cup experience right here on Travel Talk.
We’ve broken it up into two episodes, so stay tuned for the second installment to see some of the games in action!
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What are some Austin’s essentials as a travel photographer?
– Surefire G2 LED
– Garmin 60CSX
– Canon 5D MKII
& Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II
– Gitzo 15141T
Mountaineering Series Tripod