Competitours: A Competitive Way to Travel
Photos courtesy of Competitours
Story by Olga Bas
For the travel-savvy and world-weary there's a new way to hot foot it across Europe (backpacks optional). Competitours is a new and innovative way to travel. Similar to the show Amazing Race, but without the stress, the trips will be organized around team competitions with 9-12 challenges each day with plenty of time in the evening for solo exploration as well as group activities.
17 teams will travel to Europe for a two week/five country trip, armed with a video camera and a sense of adventure. At stake is a grand prize travel spree with up to 40 nights at any Starwood property worldwide, plus up to four international airline tickets and up to $6500 spending money. Instead of focusing on speed, each challenge relies on the team's creativity, spontaneity and uniqueness. Your partner can be anyone from a best friend to family member to significant other.
An example of a task you'd be asked to perform would be to visit a Torture Museum in Prague, choose three instruments of torture and shoot a 45-60 second video explaining how each could be used as a non-lethal household item. Each day's destination and challenges will only be revealed with a suspenseful half-day's notice, so teams must be braced for the thrill of making snap decisions about creating their own customized itineraries each following day. With the itinerary variable possible destinations could include Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, French Riviera, Rome, Venice, Munich, etc.
To assure costumers, you won't have to pay a penny until after the trip, so that you can get the best trip imaginable and perhaps win that grand prize!