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05 July 2010

Blog Your Way To Yangon!

AirAsia Social Media team

By AirAsia Social Media team

Good morning peeps! You have seen how beautiful Yangon is through our photo album and why its a must-visit through Karen’s blog entry.

Good news is, we are giving away a return flight from KUL-RGN-KUL. And all you need to do to win is to put on your thinking cap, give us your best blog entry and tell us why you want to win a free flight to Yangon and end with the phrase – ‘AirAsia, Simply The Best’ .

Hurry, contest ends 25 July 2010.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1. The “[Blog Your Way to Yangon!]” contest [“Contest”] is organised by AirAsia Berhad [“Organiser”]. The Contest will be for [2 week] commencing from [“Contest Period”]: 10:00 (GMT +8) 5 July 2010 and end 23:59 (GMT +8) on 25 July 2010.

During the Contest Period, one (1) winner from each country (UK, Malaysia and Singapore) will be picked at the end of the campaign. The will be in total four (3) winners to this Contest and each of them will receive the following prize:-

PRIZE
• Winner for Malaysia and Singapore: 2 return flight tickets from Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur for each winner by AirAsia Berhad.

• Winner for UK: included 2 return flight tickets London-Kuala Lumpur-London and 2 return flight tickets from Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia Berhad.

2. The Contest is open to all members of the AirAsia blog except for the following [“Participant”]:
a. Permanent and/or temporary staff or employees of AirAsia Berhad, P.T. Indonesia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd., AirAsia X Sdn. Bhd. and AirAsia Go Holiday Sdn. Bhd. and its immediate family members;
b. Representatives and/or agents (including advertising & promotion) of AirAsia Berhad, P.T. Indonesia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd., AirAsia X Sdn. Bhd. and AirAsia Go Holiday Sdn. Bhd.

3. By virtue of an entry to the Contest, Participants signify acceptance and agreement to all terms & conditions set out here.

4. To qualify for the Contest, participants will have to do the following:

CONTEST MECHANISM:

• Write a blog post on their own channel (blog, facebook notes etc) and tell us what they would most likely want to do in Myanmar.
• Once participants have published the post, they are required to email the URL of the post to facebook@airasia.com
• If participants don’t have their own social media channel, they can submit their entry to blog.airasia.com
• After posting the blog entry, participants are required to tell us why they want to win a free flight to Yangon and end with the phrase – ‘AirAsia, Simply The Best’ .

5. Only entries in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese will be accepted.

6. All entries must be submitted and received by 23:59 (GMT +8) on [18 July 2010]

7. Only Participants that fulfill the Contest Mechanism stated above shall be eligible to win the prize. Incomplete entries and/or participants that fail to fulfill the contest mechanism will automatically be disqualified from the Contest without notice.

8. The winners will be selected based on the most relevant and creative answer by a panel of judges appointed by the Organizer.

9. Selected winner will be contacted, at any time deemed appropriate by the Organizer, via email.

10. The Prize must be booked, traveled and fully redeemed between 10 August 2010 and 10 September 2010. The Prize does not include anything not listed above including but not limited to: hotel accommodation, airport transfer, travel insurance, passports, visas, meals, baggage allowance, taxes, ground transportation or any other costs of a personal nature not stated. Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the/each prize-winner and companion

11. The Organizer (including it respective employees, staff and agents) shall not be liable for any loss (including loss of opportunity and consequential loss arising therewith) and/or any damage suffered by any winner in connection with the Contest.

12. The winner is bound by the terms and conditions that come with the prize. The acceptance of prize indicates the acknowledgment and agreement of such terms and conditions.

13. The Organizer reserves its sole right and discretion to delete, remove, not consider or reject video with content that is deemed by it to be improper or offensive in whatever nature.

14. The Organizer reserves its rights to publish or display materials or information, including but not limited to the names of all participants for marketing, advertising and publicity purposes in any manner it deems appropriate. The Organizer further reserves its right to use any personal data of participants in any manner and/or for any purpose it deems fit and participant is deemed to consent to such use with no monetary payment.

15. The Organizer reserves its right to cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest with or without any prior notice and reason. For the avoidance of doubt, cancellation, termination or suspension by the Organizer shall not entitle the participant to any claim or compensation against the Organizer for any and all losses or damages suffered or incurred as a direct or indirect result of the act of cancellation, termination or suspension.

16. The terms and conditions herein shall prevail over any inconsistent terms, conditions, provisions or representations contained in any other promotional or advertising materials for the Contest. In the event of any inconsistency, conflict, ambiguity or discrepancy between the English version and the Bahasa Malaysia version of these terms and conditions, the English version shall prevail at all times.

17. The Organizer reserves its right to vary, delete or add to any of these Terms and Conditions and/or substitute or replace the gifts from time to time without any prior notice.
18. By participating in the Contest, it is deemed that the participant agrees to be bound by the terms and subject to the conditions herein set out upon submission of entry. The decisions of the Organizer in relation to every aspect of the Contest including but not limited to the type of prize and winner shall be deemed final and conclusive under any circumstance and no complaint from any participants will be entertained.

19. The decision of judges appointed by the Organizer are final, conclusive and binding and no further appeal, inquiry and/or correspondence will be entertained.

  • Thomas

    Have AirAsia given any consideration to the international tourism boycott against Burma?

    As ‘beautiful’ as Rangoon may be, there appears to be no mention in this blog entry about the fact that the repressive military government benefits from tourism.

    How does Air Asia morally justify doing business with the junta?

  • Karen

    Hi Thomas

    In my opinion, whether or not to visit Myanmar is a personal choice.

    There are advantages to the locals as they will be more informed with the outside world. Which is an opportunity that they would not have otherwise if foreigners are not able to set their foot in Myanmar.

    By visiting Myanmar, its also helping to improved economy and public services locally. Many of the guesthouse are privately own, if one wishes to help the local economy, they can opt to stay in the local guesthouse.

    That’s my take :)

  • Chin Keong

    You have to ask yourself , are you go to Myanmar as a tourist ? What is tourist wants… main purpose just want to see the beautiful and historical places , I am not the politician don’t give a damm about boycott against Myanmar as what the world super power said.
    Lets go to Myanmar , there are so much nice things they can offer. in fact i am planning to go soon. Bye.. see you all there.

  • Serena

    I agree with karen, visit Myanmar is a personal choice.

    The people of Myanmar are like all of us , they deserve the opportunity to see the world. Airasia is actually doing a lot for the people of Myanmar by running the flight to yangoon. There are lots of people from Myanmar working in our factories and restaurants. The flight to Yangoon allow them to travel to and fro safely.

    As for that tourism boycott, i read in an article , it was meant for that particular year (1995 if i am not wrong!) and not until now!

    I will go to yangoon in two weeks’ time and i really have to thank Airasia for the offer !

  • Amat

    There is nothing wrong visiting Yangon. Next week will be my second time visiting the City. I don’t know why I am going back there again… maybe the rubies are beautiful and cheap, the ” ikan kurau masin ” at Kyauktan is the best in the world ( try it ..) or the Burmese Nasi Briyani at the market is good BUT I enjoyed the short stay I had in 2006. It is a safe City to walk around. Don’t worry about the Junta. They don’t mess with you as long as you keep on the right side of the law. Let politics sort themselves out…

  • Sharoom

    I am going to Yangoon coming December,a place i may not go if Air Asia does not open this great chance for me and husband.Beside going for leisure and adding our travel destinations, we also can look for goods and merchandise for our trading business.Thank you Air Asia.

  • Michael

    i want to go to yangoon to learn about culture with air asia!

  • Chin

    Without Airasia, I think a lot of malaysian never got chances to travel like those lovely places, like Yongon.

  • Loo Kang

    A place which yet open to the world. Many site to be explored. By bring in tourist will improve the life of its people and also encourage the present government to understand the benefit and go toward a common goal with its people, independence and freedom.

  • Kian Tee

    It is because of Airasia I’m able to know that Yangon exist.

  • Stuart

    It is with some trepidation that I write this comment as I intend to visit Yangon on the 8th of August. Little did I know the significance of this date to the people of Myamar. Yet this is the understanding that travel brings.
    In Europe we had such dark times such as East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Such was the case of people running away from foreigners when such a simple request as where a certain book stall was! What I am trying to emphasise is that even with the present situation in Myamar change will come. I am no radical I just a wish to see the country myself and make my own judgements!
    This is what Air Asia has to offer global travel understanding and service second to none.
    I have travelled with many airlines yet Air Asia staff I find provide an excellent service I think the tone is set by the CEO in his ability to communicate to his customers through his blogs!
    Air ASIA SIMPLY THE BEST BECAUSE IT IS THE WORLDS UNDERSTANDING AIRLINE.

  • Lim

    All people can to achieve the travel dream because have Air Asia air line… Thanks Air Asia to bring we all to in crease one’s knowledge about other country’s rich and varied cultural tradition…. thank Air Asia to make everyone can fly…