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HostelBookers Launch Travel Photography Competition with Rough Guides

30-Sep-2009

HostelBookers have teamed up with Rough Guides to launch an innovative travel photo competition, where travelers can create their own photo ‘guides’ that will inspire others to explore the world.

The definitive destination guides for budget travelers and backpackers, Rough Guides have compiled an extensive collection of travel images over the years. More than 250 of these beautiful photographs have been selected to create Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures. Capturing unique travel experiences, from Hindu prayer flags in Nepal to Volcanoes in Costa Rica, this is the ideal gift for anyone who has ever caught the travel bug.

Now HostelBookers are giving travelers the chance to create their own photographic guide to the world, with three photography contests. Using Flickr, Facebook and the HostelBookers Blog, travelers will have the chance to share their inspiring travel photos, and the best entries will win a copy of the book.

Taking a theme featured in EarthBound as their inspiration, budding photographers will be invited to submit their own images to the HostelBookers Flickr Group, or by emailing HostelBookers.

Using social media, the competition is completely interactive – every two weeks the chosen topic will be announced on the HostelBookers Blog, and then members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite images online, with the six most popular posted on the blog. 

With HostelBookers and Rough Guides, both leading figures in the budget travel and backpacking market, this new community of travelers can share their travel experiences and inspire each other to capture the world.

About Rough Guides:
Rough Guides is a leading travel content provider with more than 500 travel guides, gift-books, maps, phrasebooks, bespoke custom publishing guides and digital products, including eBooks and Rough Guides Mobile. For more information visit www.roughguides.com . Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth™

Rough Guides Press Contact:
Rough Guides Press Office: Rachel Sprackett, 0207 010 3701
press@roughguides.com