SOURCE: Intrepid Travel

April 25, 2011 12:30 ET

Twitter Treasure Hunt Awards Bostonians With $13K Worth of Exotic Intrepid Travel Adventures

From 8am - 4pm, the Hunt Is On to Find 8 Strategically Placed Globes in Boston

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - Travel is often described as eye-opening. On May 4, Intrepid Travel (www.intrepidtravel.com) will be giving Bostonians the chance to win free international trips (Thailand! Peru! more!) and vouchers for travel up to $1,000 just by keeping their eyes open and following @Intrepid_Travel on Twitter.

Here's how it will work: Eight (8) individual globes, ranging in size and color, will be placed in various high-traffic locations in the Boston area between 8am and 4pm. Attached to the globes will be a "boarding pass" that explains the prize and instructions on how to redeem it. Some of the globes will give away free Intrepid trips for two in destinations including Costa Rica, Alaska and others. Other globes will offer vouchers for up to $1,000 off an Intrepid trip. Consolation prizes for those who don't win a trip or an Intrepid voucher include books from Lonely Planet, vouchers for Merrell gear and Go Boston Cards from SmartDestinations.com.

Location clues will be live tweeted on May 4 from @Intrepid_Travel starting at 7:30am, and then the race is on to be the first to find the first globe! Once that is found, a new location will be tweeted, until approximately 4pm when all the globes have been found.

A media alert with a selection of locations and times for photo opportunities will be available on April 29 for media planning purposes and photo opportunities.

For more information on Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, visit www.intrepidtravel.com.

About Intrepid Travel
Now in its 21st year of operation, Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading small group adventure tour operators. Intrepid takes over 100,000 travelers to more than 100 countries worldwide, each year. Intrepid trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes. Intrepid employs close to a thousand employees in nearly 20 countries worldwide.

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