DoubleTree by Hilton is one our favorite family friendly full-service hotel brands. From our recent getaway at the Boston North Shore property that features the CoCo Key water resort, to stays during family vacations and college tours in Washington DC, the Jersey Shore, and the New York City, DoubleTree by Hilton delivers a quality experience for the whole family—and don’t forget the cookies!
Starting this month, DoubleTree by Hilton is introducing a new way to plan and share trip ideas with the launch of DTour, a YouTube channel for the hotel industry created in collaboration with Google. DTour is an online destination for travelers eager to ‘take a DTour’ – and share their experiences with like-minded adventure-seekers around the world. The website integrates all the major social media networks in one place, making it easy for travelers to share memorable moments from their travel experiences – whether it’s a photo snapped on Instagram, video or a blog post. Users can also explore other travelers’ favorite photos, videos, tips and stories to get inspired to plan the trips they’ve always wanted to take.
To celebrate the launch of DTour, DoubleTree by Hilton is conducting a year-long DTour of a Lifetime competition. The contest is a search for six people who will serve as brand ambassadors, traveling around the world, experiencing DoubleTree by Hilton hospitality, meeting locals and curating their own travel tips and stories for DTour. Each “DTourist” winner will embark on a two-week to two-month adventure travel assignment to capture and share the highlights of their journey on the DTour website via blog entries, photos, videos and social media posts.
Each of the six winners will experience one of following amazing trips, including stays at several DoubleTree Hilton properties:
- A journey across North America, featuring sunny beaches and big city fun.
- An exciting trek among the cities and cathedrals of Europe.
- An adventure that spans the length of Africa and the Middle East, including South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania and Dubai.
- An adventure across Australia – a continent that DoubleTree by Hilton is entering this year.
- An excursion through Asia, featuring visits to China, India, Thailand and Malaysia.
- A visit to the tropical beaches and rain forests of Central and South America.
To enter the DTour of a Lifetime contest visit www.doubletree.com/dtour and share an audition tape describing a nearby landmark, unique culture or not-to-be-missed travel spot experienced while on vacation or in your hometown. Video submissions must be at least 30 seconds to three minutes in length, and have a description that is no more than 300 words. Twenty-four finalists will be selected by a panel of judges – with the six winners selected by consumer voting on the website. DTour of a Lifetime entries will be accepted through May 31, 2013.
Thanks to our friends at DoubleTree by Hilton for bringing this contest to our attention and offering us a free overnight visit to check out a property on our own.