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Statistics and information shared about the blog and its user must be honest and accurate, as the submitted application may be subject to disqualification should the information be fraudulent.
The Cinnamon Travel Blogger awards includes 10 award categories. 3 bloggers/blogs will be shortlisted under each category by an independent judging panel (hyperlink) and will be offered the hosted trip (hyperlink) to Sri Lanka.
A further 30 bloggers will be chosen at the discretion of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts based on their reach and audience. They will not be eligible to receive any Cinnamon Travel Blogger awards.
The hosted trip to Sri Lanka includes the following:
Free return economy class air ticket courtesy SriLankan Airlines from pre-defined destinations (refer below)
Free return airport transfers
Free full board accommodation at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts on twin-sharing basis for 5 nights/6 days.
Free Wifi or data connection while on tour
Free airport transfers, and transport within Sri Lanka while on tour
Free entrance tickets and excursions as specified in the itinerary
Free entrance to the TBCasia 2016 conference as well as an invitation to the gala awards ceremony and dinner of Cinnamon Travel Blogger Awards 2016
Excludes the following: > Applicable country taxes > Cost of Visa to Sri Lanka > Any extras and tips of personal nature, not listed above. These include: alcohol, laundry, food & beverages beyond the full board package
Expectations of a hosted blogger:
Bloggers who accept the invitation to attend the pre-conference tour, conference and the award ceremony are kindly requested to provide the following:
A minimum of one post on Sri Lanka, one post on Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts for being the officially host of the entire tour and an optional post on SriLankan Airlines, the official airline partner.
A minimum of 2 Social media posts per day, with #tbcasia and tagging of other partners.
Publish all blog posts and social media posts within 60 days of completing the tour in Sri Lanka.
Provide a brief report of the blog posts and social media coverage following the tour, to be given 2 months after completion of stay in Sri Lanka.
Invitations offered to shortlisted bloggers will be exclusively for the person(s) named on each invite.
At any point of time, up to one year of receiving an award for a specific category, the winner must be agreeable to submit necessary proof to verify any data provided during the application stage.
Tickets will be issued only from the SriLankan Airlines online points. Click here
Applications close on November 15th, at midnight Indian Standard Time (IST).
Although the contest is being held in cooperation with the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, you do not need to be a member of the PTBA to enter. The Cinnamon Travel Blogger Awards are open to all travel bloggers.