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African Travel, Inc. “Heroes Travel Advisors & Community” Contest

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The African Travel, Inc. “Heroes Travel Advisors & Community” Contest (the "contest") entry period commences at 12:01 a.m.. Pacific Time on June 3, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m.. Pacific Time on July 31, 2020 (formerly July 23, 2020) (the "contest Entry Period"). The contest is sponsored by African Travel, Inc., 330 North Brand Blvd., Suite 225, Glendale, CA  91203.  ("Sponsor").

This nomination-based contest is open to any legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and must be 18 years or older as of date of entry. Employees of the Sponsor and prize provider; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the contest and employees of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this contest; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this contest and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the contest must be received prior to no later than 11:59PM PST, June 30, 2020. This contest is void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern contest.


One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the 'African Travel Community Hero' and includes  one (1) complimentary 8-night trip to South Africa and Botswana for one (1) person and one (1) travel companion. Trip prize includes economy intra-Africa flights including all taxes, fuel surcharges and September 11 security fees, 4 nights at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, 2 nights at Xigera Safari Lodge, and 2 nights at Chobe Game Lodge (or similar). Prize includes breakfast daily in Cape Town, all meal, local brand drinks and activities at safari lodges, transportation to/from airport.  Departure dates in 2021 only.  Some black-out dates including but not limited to Easter, Christmas and New Year’s period may apply.

Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is dependent on final date selected and estimated at $19,640 USD.

The advisor ‘entrant’ trip who nominates the winning African Travel Community Hero will have (1) complimentary spot on a 2021 educational trip to Southern or East Africa. Trip includes 7 to 9 nights hotel and lodge accommodations, intra-Africa economy air transfers and select safari and group experiences. 

Approximate retail value of the Advisor prize is dependent on final date selected and estimated at $1,995.00 USD.

Both prizes do not include airfare from the United Sates or Canada,  pre/post hotel accommodations or additional excursions, trip incidentals, and any unscheduled meals or gratuities.  Both prizes are not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize is not available. The Grand Prize honoree and advisor are responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.

Grand Prize accommodations are based on space availability. Accommodations and trips must be booked directly with African Travel at least sixty (60) days in advance of the travel date. Prizes must be redeemed in accordance with African Travel, Inc. policies with travel completed and be done by 12/20/21. Guest of Grand Prize honoree must travel at the same time as and share a room with the prize honoree. Rooms based on double-occupancy. No additional persons are allowed to stay in the same room as the prize honoree and guest. Trip and travel expenses and Travel Protection Plan are not included. Prize honoree and guest must possess valid travel documents (i.e.., valid photo ID, passport, visa, etc.) and their own Travel Protection Plan in order to travel. Prize honoree and guest must get any required inoculations and/or required medical forms completed to clear them for travel (medical forms provided by prize provider prior to travel, if necessary). Prize honoree’s guest must be age 18 or older and must execute a Release of Liability prior to use of accommodations. Prize honoree and guest agree (i) to undergo and authorize a background investigation conducted by Sponsor and agree to sign all documents requested by, and necessary to enable, Sponsor to conduct a background investigation, including, without limitation, enabling Sponsor or the prize provider(s) to investigate, access and collect information about you and any of the statements made by you in your entry submission or otherwise; (ii) to be interviewed by telephone, video chat or in person (at a location designated by Sponsor) with respect thereto of winning the trip as well as supplying photos and quotes about the trip they take in Africa to feature in later promotions and (iii) to be subject to rejection, removal and/or eviction by Sponsor for any violation of any rules of conduct or other objectionable conduct, or reasonable suspicion thereof. All expenses not specifically and expressly provided herein are the responsibility of the Prize honoree and advisor, including, without limitation, airfare, taxes, gratuities and incidental charges.

All US and Canada-based professional travel advisors (the “entrants”) are eligible to nominate an "African Travel Community Hero" honoree by filling out the entry form with their own first name, last name, email address, and phone number, as well as their nominee’s name, contact information and reason for the nomination in no more than 500 words. Those nominating may also include a photo or video of their nominee, but it is not required. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.


The final 10 honorees of the contest will be selected by the Sponsor’s Executive Team (the “Selection Committee”), on or about July 13, 2020 (formerly July 8, 2020) from all eligible entries received. Final decision is at the complete discretion of the Sponsor’s Selection Committee and shall be final and conclusive. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  • Selection Committee will select a well-rounded list of honorees, representing a variety of essential work types that support communities in different ways.
  • Selection Committee will narrow down honorees based on the depth of their contribution to their community, or to others, including but not limited to:
    • Amount of time committed
    • Impact made or felt by others
    • Level of personal risk involved
    • Level of extraordinary action
    • Impact on local people, place or wildlife

The Top 10 entrants and honorees will be notified by the week of July 13 (formerly July 8, 2020) using the contact information provided on the entry form. If the honoree is unreachable using that contact information, the person who submitted the nomination will be contacted in attempt to reach the honoree. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her entry.

The Top 10 honorees and their nominating advisor will be featured in an online poll with voting from July 16  to July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST (formerly July 13 at 6:00AM PST to July 23 at 11:59 PM PST). Votes are limited to one unique vote per person.  A winner will be selected based on the online votes by the public and the African Travel Executive team and notified by the end of August 2020 (formerly July 27, 2020) and contacted using the contact information provided on the entry form.

The odds of winning the Prize will be determined by the actual number of eligible entries received. Potential prize honoree(s) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legal, a Publicity Release within five (5) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and forfeiture of  being a Top 10 honoree or the prize(s). Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the prize(s) to an alternate honoree selected from all eligible entries received. If prize notifications are returned as non-deliverable, the potential honoree will be disqualified and the prize(s) forfeited, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the prize(s) to an alternate honoree and advisor selected from all eligible entries received. The names of the Grand Prize honoree and advisor of the contest will be available after July 27, 2020. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: African Travel “Travel Advisors & Community Heroes”, c/o African Travel, Inc. Marketing Department, 330 North Brand Blvd., Suite 225, Glendale, CA 91203

In contests and polls in which African Travel solicits votes by the public to help decide the winner, while the results of such polls may be a considered factor in determining the winner, the winner will ultimately be selected by African Travel, Inc. in its sole and absolute discretion.

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win the Prizes in the contest.

By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this contest and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the websites are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Rules. By participating in this contest, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of the entrant’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of the prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the contest or the use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest and award the prize from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.

By entering this contest, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor or any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prizes awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the contest or any prize-related activities.

Each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By entering the contest, the entrant grants Sponsor permission to use both his or her name and the name of the nominee and their likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By accepting the prize, the nominee and honoree grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By entering the contest, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the contest, entrants and the honoree agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the contest, and/or of the contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Sponsor, which in all respects shall be final and binding.

All photos, video, text, and any other content or information (known as “Materials”) submitted by entrant to African Travel, Inc. shall become the exclusive property of African Travel, Inc. African Travel, Inc. may reproduce, modify, publish, and otherwise make use of Materials in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created—throughout the world and for any purpose—without compensation to you of any kind (except where prohibited by law). Through the submission of Materials, entrant represents that the Materials do not infringe any copyright, trademark, rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party and that the entrant has the full and unrestricted rights to use Materials.  Entrant acknowledges that African Travel, Inc has no obligation to make publicly available any Materials submitted by entrant.

For content submitted for voting, entrant also acknowledges that ratings or votes may occur that you disagree with.


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