LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 12, 2012) - Nothing marks the arrival of the British summer like eating strawberries and drinking Pimm's whilst watching Wimbledon.
A warm-up to the Olympics, the prestigious two-week tennis tournament takes place from 25 June to 8 July this year. And just like the Olympics, tickets are notoriously hard to get hold of.
Luckily, thanks to Absolute and Travelodge, Absolute Radio listeners are being given the chance to win tickets to the world famous sporting event. Not only that, but the prize includes a two-night stay in one of 53 Travelodge London hotels, and the two lucky winners will also be given £500 spending money.
Held at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877, the competition has become one of the most important sporting events in the UK calendar. And with five Travelodge hotels within five miles of Wimbledon, the winners will be right at the centre of all the action. The fastest growing great value hotel chain in the country, Travelodge has more hotel rooms in London than anyone else - all of which offer clean, comfortable rooms with en-suites and everything that's needed for a good night's sleep.
Details of how to win this once-in-a-lifetime prize will be announced on Absolute Radio from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June, where listeners will be directed online to the dedicated microsite to enter the competition.
Winners will need to be available for two nights from Sunday 24 June, for the match on 25 June.
This sport-themed competition comes as part of an ongoing campaign between Absolute and Travelodge, with other on-air promotions themed around music and the Queen's Jubilee.
Listeners have also been given the chance to experience other event-filled weekends in London. Absolute Radio DJs Richie Firth, Maggie Doyle ('Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show') and Pete Donaldson ('Absolute Radio 90s'), have been roaming the city and taking advantage of London's sights and attractions in a bid to help their listeners with some fantastic ideas of what to get up to in the capital city.
Previous prizes have included a London Thames Speed Boat experience, horse riding in Hyde Park and tickets for the London Eye and London Zoo - all of which have included a two-night stay in London, courtesy of Travelodge.
The first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, Travelodge now operates over 500 hotels and over 35,400 rooms across the UK, Ireland (11) and Spain (4). Travelodge plans to grow its estate to 1,100 hotels and 100,000 rooms by 2025. Over 13 million people stayed with Travelodge last year and 90% of reservations are currently made online at travelodge.co.uk, where room rates start at £19 per night. The chain employs over 6,000 staff.