Cathay Pacific Accepting Entries for "Travel the World in 80 Days" Contest on Facebook

Cathay Pacific Accepting Entries for

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Since January 24, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (CX) has been holding a world travel plan contest on social network service Facebook that uses the airline's global network.

After aspiring contestants click the "Like" button at CX's official Facebook page, they can submit videos, photos and essays summarizing how they would like to travel the world in 80 days. Contestants must be at least 20 years of age and reside in Japan, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Eight contestants will be chosen for the final selection round in which they will be invited to Hong Kong from April 12 to 14 for a final interview and "a one-day challenge." The overall winner will receive an economy class ticket allowing them to travel anywhere on the Cathay Pacific and sister airine Dragonair network for 80 days between June 1 and August 31 along with three nights' hotel accommodation, a daily allowance of HK$2,800 (HK$1 - JPY 10.61) for food and travel expenses as well as travel insurance. The winner will make daily reports on the official Facebook page with photos and videos of their travels.

Entries will be accepted until March 6. Check the "80 Days" tab at the official Facebook page for conditions and other details. All contest prizes can be viewed at the page.