What are some of the rumors you’ve heard about Paris that made you want to visit? That it’s romantic? That the pastries are the best in the world? That accordion players in berets hang out on every street corner? Whatever it was, you now have a chance to start a travel rumor that will lure someone to visit the place of your choice.
Lufthansa has created a travel contest called RumorTravels, where they’re asking people to come up with and submit travel rumors about a foreign country and why that rumor would make someone want to visit that country. You can create a video rumor or write it up in an essay, or both. And the winner actually gets something worthwhile – two roundtrip tickets to Europe on Lufthansa. Yeah, it’s that good.
The best part is that it doesn’t matter if your rumor is common knowledge or not – some of the videos that have already been submitted are for things like, “Sweden’s women are gorgeous!” and “Germans drink lots of beer!” No, really? If you give this contest about ten minutes of thought, you can come up with something better than that, I know you can.
The RumorTravels contest ends on October 31, 2007, so get your rumor mill working soon.