Globus unveils ‘The Canadian Rockies’ self-drive vacation contest, in partnership with Rishad Saam Mehta


Winner goes on an exciting all expense paid trip with famous travel writer & photographer!

Bangalore, INDIA – February 8th, 2010 – Globus, the world leader in first class travel has joined hands with Rishad Saam Mehta, an accomplished writer & photographer specializing in self-drive vacations to promote their North American Independent Vacations. To spread the excitement amongst Indian travel enthusiasts, Globus has launched a contest where one lucky winner can join Rishad Saam Mehta, who is the last word in self-drive vacations, on a 7-day all expenses paid vacation to the Canadian Rockies. The vacation will include stays at Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff and prize includes airfare, accommodation, meals and sightseeing.

Globus offers an unmatched range of vacations to North America and choices vary from city breaks, to first class escorted coach vacations, all the way to self-drive circuits of national park areas and other popular routes. “When it comes to North America, no one offers the choice of itineraries, number of days, price range, service or the experiences that Globus offers. To create awareness of Globus’ Independent Vacations, particularly that of self-drives in North America, we have launched this unique partnership with Rishad Saam Mehta. His passion for self- drives makes him an obvious ambassador for our vacations and for this contest” quips Gauri Jayaram, Regional Director – South Asia & Middle East for the Globus family of brands.

Rishad Saam Mehta, a well known travel writer and photographer, who made Autocar India’s Driving Holiday series the magazine’s most popular series ever, also has two books on self-drive holidays to his credit. “After racking over 100,000 kilometers on Indian roads and having driven through several regions of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Europe, I am excited at this new opportunity to explore Canada with Globus’ on-the-road vacation. The winner will have a fun-filled and unforgettable road trip.” adds Rishad.

Globus Independent vacations are also promoted under the Monograms brand name. These vacations give travelers the freedom of independent travel but without the hassles that go with planning an FIT vacation. Globus takes care of all the logistics from hotel reservations to airport transfers to car booking but let’s travelers personalize their experiences by offering choices of hotels, sightseeing or activities and excursions, and extra nights at the start and end city. Hotels are well located and known for their comfort & services. In North America all Independent Vacations include a handy Trip Planner with all the key information to allow travelers to maximize on their vacation and a 24/7 Service on Call. Most of all, all vacations bear the reliable seal of service that Globus offers.

The contest is an online contest and participants need to write why they are best suited to win and get their friends to vote for them using social media networking tools. 7 most voted entries and 3 jury’s choice contestants will be interviewed by Mehta himself and one person will have the privilege of accompanying Mehta on this wonderful vacation. All 10 finalists will win prizes including a 4 day Globus Independent Vacation to London for the first runner-up. The contest starts on February 15, 2010 and is open to anyone over the age of 21 years. Participants can log on to to participate in the contest.


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