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Heck we got a lot of talented writers here for the trip reports. I wonder if they would consider a bar girl as a couple, lol.

 

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090902/ap_on_hi_te/as_thailand_free_vacations

 

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Attention Internet-savvy travelers: Thailand is giving away free trips to five lucky couples who don't mind sitting in front of a computer while on vacation.

 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched a new campaign Tuesday offering five couples fully paid trips to the country's most popular cities and beaches. In return, they will be asked to blog, chat and tweet about their holiday in a bid to win a grand prize of $10,000, a BlackBerry and a video camera.

 

Applicants should be "good storytellers" and must know how to navigate YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, the TAT said on the contest's newly launched Web site http://www.utlimatethailandexplorer.com where one-minute video auditions can be submitted until Oct. 15.

 

Thailand's tourism industry is facing its worst crisis in years, with foreign arrivals down 15 percent so far this year because of political upheaval and the global recession.

 

Tourism officials say they were inspired by Australia's recent highly publicized campaign dubbed the "Best Job in the World." The contest to serve as the caretaker on a tropical Australian island for six months, while promoting the destination on a blog, drew 35,000 applicants and worldwide media attention.

 

"We got the idea from Australia," said TAT official Phanom Kaributra, who is coordinating the contest. "We think it's a good way to use social networking to promote Thailand."

 

A panel of TAT officials will select 25 semifinalists by Oct. 15 and the winning five couples — and grand prize winner — will be chosen by worldwide online voting.

 

Each of the five couples will be sent early next year on a six-day trip to different destinations: the capital Bangkok, beach resorts Phuket, Samui and Pattaya, and the northern city of Chiang Mai.

 

Phanom said the couples would be free to explore but would not be encouraged to "go to red-light districts and places like that."

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ME THINKS SOCO AND JIZZFLICKER SHOULD TEAM UP.............

 

That would be a deadly combo.... SoCo on the sites, with Jizzflicker telling the stories....

 

This was not meant to take the piss, I am serious.... :rolleyes:

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ME THINKS SOCO AND JIZZFLICKER SHOULD TEAM UP.............

 

That would be a deadly combo.... SoCo on the sites, with Jizzflicker telling the stories....

 

This was not meant to take the piss, I am serious.... :Grin_Jump1:

 

I'm with you there, and I bet they would get more people booking flights to Thailand than the 6 couples put together!!

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There are only two types of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete data......

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Phanom said the couples would be free to explore but would not be encouraged to "go to red-light districts and places like that."

 

 

LOl it wont work since their mind will be somewhere else

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Places like Pattaya offers extreme adventure, sports, entertainment and nightlife to thousands of leisure-starved tourists annually. Often passed up for its boisterous charm, Pattaya is the one place where travelers of every budget, yet limitless imagination can enjoy the finest in culture, eco-tourism and revelry.

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