Vote for a Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Antarctica
(TRAVPR.COM)USA - September 12th, 2012 - [Waterbury, VT] – Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, announces a world-wide contest to name the ‘Polar Big 5.’ In the spirit of the African Safari Big 5, Quark has created an online platform inviting people from all over the world to vote for the animals that should be recognized as a top wildlife highlight in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
“Travelers who have been to the Polar Regions or have Polar travel on their bucket list are primarily going to see the wildlife in these unique regions,” said Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark Expeditions. “We wanted to raise awareness of the diversity of wildlife one can see on Quark’s voyages, give travelers the opportunity to learn more about each animal, and select the Polar Big 5.”
On the dedicated contest website, PolarBig5.com, visitors can watch campaign videos for all nine animal contenders. After learning about these unique Polar inhabitants and habitats, entrants can place votes electronically, free of charge. For a chance to win passage for two aboard the Sea Adventurer for the 10-day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent departing November 4, 2013.
The contestants are, in no particular order:
• The king penguin • The reindeer • The albatross • The walrus • The humpback whale • The musk ox • The polar bear • The elephant seal • The leopard seal
The online contest runs from September 11 to November 30, 2012. Voters will be automatically entered to win the trip. Winners will personally be contacted by a Quark representative as well as announced no later than December 15, 2012 on the contest’s website. Visit PolarBig5.com to vote!
For more information about Quark Expedition and its voyages, contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 1-888-892-0073 or visit www.quarkexpeditions.com.
About Quark Expeditions Since 1991, Quark established a tradition of firsts in polar expedition travel. The company was first to transit the Northeast Passage with commercial passengers; the first to take travelers to the “Far Side” of Antarctica and the first to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent with guests. Quark is recognized for its diverse passenger fleet – including the only polar-class icebreaker operating as an expedition ship in Antarctica. In 2011, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their “Three Arctic Islands” voyage.
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