Through my travels for business and pleasure, I’ve visited over 500 cities in 35 countries and nearly every state in the U.S. I've learned the value of traveling with the information necessary to get to the "must-see” sites. In the old days, I would ask family and friends for recommendations. Occasionally, I found their definition of "must see" differed markedly from mine.
Times have changed. Now, gathering information about travel destinations is as simple as logging onto the Internet. But it’s often difficult to find reliable information about heritage- and culture-rich experiences.
Heritage Travel, Inc. , a new subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is being designed with this purpose in mind. This exciting new online community will enable consumers to find, book and share experiences that match their interests.
This includes reading reviews from people who share your interests. As we build this new online community, we are seeking reviews of heritage destinations and sites, and we are offering an exciting incentive to to encourage submissions. Your review could win you and a guest an amazing tour of New York City Broadway theater. Heritage Travel's "reviews" contest deadline is now May 1st.
The tour highlights include:
- A private performance by current Broadway entertainers.
- A behind-the-scenes tour of Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater (you can even perform on stage!)
- Tickets to two Broadway shows of your choice.
- Privileged access to the New Amsterdam Theater.
- A special visit to The Players, the theater world's most prestigious private club.
- A private meeting with the president of the National Arts Club.
Each review earns you another chance to win
If you haven’t submitted a review yet, now is your opportunity. It’s free to sign up and share your reviews - all you need to do is login (or sign up if you haven’t already), choose a destination or site, and submit your review. You can submit as many reviews as you like, and each one will earn you one entry into the “Reviews” contest.
The reviews submitted to date range from a few sentences to the maximum of 2,000 words. Provide as much information as possible about the site or destination, such as recommended local hotels and restaurants, must-see’s, best times to go and other helpful tips.
Keep in mind that the winning review will be the one that best embodies the spirit of heritage travel: engaging, informative, and inspiring.
Don't miss out--submit your review today.
-- John I. Williams, Jr.
John I. Williams, Jr., is President and CEO of Heritage Travel, Inc.