Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

There are a lot of ways to earn free travel perks and trips this summer, and if you try your luck, you just might be one of the happy winners. With a dozen summer contests, sweepstakes and giveaways already covered, there are more to sign up for if you want to play along.

Discover erupting volcanoes in Iceland, elegant Italian country vacations and family activity gift boxes sent to your home, it’s all up for grabs. Or you can become a brand ambassador for Marriott Bonvoy’s 30 brands for free travel around the world. Here are six more travel sweepstakes, raffles and contests that could have you enjoying free travel in no time.

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Score the ultimate Australian adventure for two

Thanks to YHA Australia (the Youth Hostels Association), adventurous travelers can win a dream trip down under for free. The Australia Awaits Competition is part of the greater rejuvenation of global travel to Australia as the country’s borders reopen welcoming people from around the world. This free trip would include a voucher for around $1,500 for flights down under, a camper van rental, private room accommodations in various YHA properties, tours (like a Great Barrier Reef sailing trip and visit to Tasmania) and travel insurance.

Recharge your summer (in 2023) with Tourism Whistler

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One lucky winner will have a lot to look forward to next year if they get to recharge their summer in 2023 thanks to Tourism Whistler. The brand is looking for one lucky winner, and it could not be easier to be considered. Entry in the contest is free via this online form, and the prize includes roundtrip flights from a major city to Vancouver, roundtrip transfers to Whistler and six nights in an Alpine 2-bedroom suite at Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. Gift cards to local eateries and cultural experiences are part of the prize, and even more benefits are in store for those with Hilton Honors elite status.

Win a free trip to Iceland with PLAY

The new, low-cost Icelandic airline, PLAY, is offering a summer contest for new members of its online newsletter. By signing up, you will be entered to win a giveaway for roundtrip flights for two people from one of the airline’s U.S. gateways (Baltimore, Newburgh/Stewart in New York, or Boston) to Reykjavik. The giveaway is available through August 23 with the winner chosen the following day. The prize also includes helicopter flights to see the currently-erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano.

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“Study abroad” sweepstakes with Graduate Hotels

To celebrate the hotel brand’s international expansion, Graduate Hotels is offering a study abroad sweepstakes that will send one U.S. winner to the United Kingdom and vice versa for a special vacation (from U.K. to the United States). The sweepstakes opportunity is open to enter before the end of August with the winners announced by September 15. The price includes $2,500 in spending money, five nights at a Graduate Hotel (the U.S. winner can choose between Graduate Cambridge and The Randolph Hotel, by Graduate Hotels), a three-piece luggage set, LSTN Sound Co. headphones and other branded gear. All entrants will also receive a special promotion to book their own discounted study abroad vacation.

Business class flights, cash and a luxe Italian getaway

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This offer involves buying a $12 raffle ticket to support the Children’s Society. Sponsored by WinVIPHolidays and Win a Home in Italy, the winning ticket will receive an Italian vacation valued at up to $36,000. It includes roundtrip business class flights to Florence, eight nights in luxury hotels, private driver, local tours, airport lounge access and 2,500 euros in spending money. To enter, buy a raffle ticket to support the charity before Aug. 29 for a chance to win.

Taiwan Tourism family gift pack up for grabs

To enter to win, log into Instagram and follow @taiwantourism.na. Then, download the illustration on the destination’s sweepstakes page and create your own artwork. Post a photo of the family-friendly picture by Aug. 19 to be eligible to receive one of three gift packs with a children’s book, Taiwanese snacks and other goodies as part of the destination’s focus on encouraging family travel.

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