Expedia.ca Fast Talk Your Way to Vegas

Expedia.ca Fast Talk Your Way to Vegas

October 28, 2009 10:00 ET

Calling All Motormouths-Expedia.ca Searching for Canada's Fastest Talker!

-Expedia.ca invites motormouths across Canada to gamble on their fast-talking skills for a chance to compete in the 3rd annual Fast Talk Your Way to Vegas competition-

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2009) -

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For the third year in a row, Expedia.ca is searching for Canada's fastest talker in the Expedia.ca Fast Talk Your Way to Vegas contest. But before the ultimate fast-talking champion can be crowned, the Top 10 contest finalists must put their tongues to the test to showcase their talents in a live fast-talking competition in Las Vegas! Starting this week, speedy speakers from across the country can visit www.FastTalkToVegas.ca or www.facebook.com/expediaca for details on how to upload their video and audio submissions telling the world in 15 seconds or less, what they'd do on their ultimate Vegas extravaganza.

Can you fast talk your way to Vegas?

Glitz, glamour and a guaranteed fast-talking good time. This December, 10 motor-mouthed Canadians will compete in the ultimate Fast Talking Showdown in fabulous Las Vegas!

The Top 10 finalists will be flown to Las Vegas by WestJet for the grand finale event at Planet Hollywood(TM) Resort & Casino. The grand prize? Along with the bragging rights, the Canadian crowned Canada's fastest talker will enjoy an even more extravagant Vegas vacation for themselves and a guest immediately following the fast-paced competition.

"Each year the submissions for the Fast Talk Your Way to Vegas contest seem to get faster and more creative and we're really looking forward to seeing what motor-mouthed Canadians will come up with this year when describing their ultimate Vegas vacation," said Chris Day, Director of Marketing for Expedia.ca. "The final showdown in Las Vegas is going to be a fast-talking battle between the finalists. We encourage everyone who is up for the challenge to submit an entry."

It's Sooo Easy to Enter

Fast Talker hopefuls can go to www.FastTalkToVegas.ca or www.facebook.com/expediaca to brush up on their fast-talking skills and directly submit their entry. Entrants with webcams can easily record their submission. No webcam? No Problem! Entrants can call a dedicated toll-free number to record their message, which will then be posted online. Once the sumbission is on the site, entrants can improve their chances of winning by encouraging their friends and family to vote for their entry online. The sites also offer fast-talking tips, exercises (tongue curls or palate dipthongs anyone?) and a script generator to help fast talkers develop a personalized and creative entry.

The top five favourite online entries, as voted for by Canadians will qualify for a chance to compete as a finalist in the Fast Talker Showdown in Las Vegas.

In select cities across Canada, there is also the opportunity to earn a spot as a finalist in the showdown by qualifying through a fast-talking contest via the following radio stations:

- Virgin Radio 99.9 FM - Toronto

- Virgin Radio 106.9 FM - Ottawa

- Virgin Radio 95.3 FM - Vancouver

- CJAY 92 FM - Calgary

- The Bear 100.3 FM - Edmonton

How to be crowned Canada's fastest talker

Any fast talker will tell you that it's about more than just speed. Finalists will also be evaluated on clarity, creativity, originality and Vegas content. But Canadians will need to talk fast - the contest is set to close on November 22, 2009! Full rules and regulations for the online contest can be found at www.FastTalkToVegas.ca / www.facebook.com/expediaca.

Bet on Saving Big!

Whether you can talk fast or not, there's never been a better time for Canadians to take their dream Las Vegas vacation. The 'It's Vegas Time!' sale from Expedia.ca is on now until November 30, offering hotels starting as low as $27(i) per night and other great deals like two-for-one show tickets, restaurant credits, gaming credits and more. Visit www.expedia.ca for more information.

About Expedia.ca

Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, Expedia.ca(TM). To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia.ca provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, car and hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insurance and traveller-authored content. Expedia.ca customers are supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.

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