Cosmos Holidays

Cosmos Holidays

May 22, 2013 06:00 ET

Luxury Greek Holiday from Cosmos for Prize-Winning Blogger

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Tour operator Cosmos has announced the winner of its latest competition, giving one lucky blogger a luxury holiday in Crete for two.

The ability of bloggers to start conversations and drive opinion on holiday destinations has never been more relevant, and the travel industry is naturally very receptive to the concept of crowd-sourcing and sharing information. So when Cosmos Holidays decided to launch a competition to win a luxury stay for two on Crete, the company decided to find out which of the 2,000+ Greek islands travel bloggers most wanted to visit, and why.

Judging was determined by the highest number of social media shares, through Facebook Likes and comments, as well as tweets. The lucky winner of the popular competition has now been announced as Rachel Brown, a Cornwall-based blogger whose amusing and informative article about Crete can be viewed here.

Aspiring surfers Rachel and her boyfriend, who are both turning 30 this year, will be celebrating their birthdays in style in the opulent surroundings of the 4-star Pearl Beach resort in Retyhmnon, with its seafront location and many superb facilities. They will enjoy a fabulous seven-day getaway on the island, including flights, worth £500.

Rachel's article, which has received over 40 comments on her own website alone, discussed her dream of one day visiting Crete, which thanks to Cosmos will now come true. Cosmos were particularly impressed by her attractive summary of the island's many charms, including its cuisine, unique history and architecture, and over 450 sandy beaches, topped off by engaging calls to action to her followers.

With over 50 years of experience, the range of Greek holiday (http://www.cosmos.co.uk/greece) options offered by Cosmos is extensive and includes destinations such as Zante, Kos, Kefalonia and Corfu. The company wishes Rachel and her boyfriend a wonderful trip, and hopes that the online conversations which have been sparked by the competition will continue to interest holidaymakers looking for a great deal this summer, and be a significant boost to the Greek tourism industry.

As part of the Monarch group, Cosmos Holidays is the UK's largest independent tour operator, providing mainstream and specialist holidays around the world for over 50 years.

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