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Travel contests & sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!

Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series or news.

Today (September 1, 2017): Travel contests & sweepstakes: win luxury holidays!

Every first Friday of the month, you can win exclusive prizes & free holidays in my pick of the best luxury travel contests & sweepstakes on the internet. These contests are weekly updated on my travel blog here, so check back regularly.

In this issue: Win luxury trips to Australia, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Switzerland, Manitoba (Canada), New York City, Prague (Czech Republic), Tenerife (Spain), and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).

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  • Win a luxury holiday to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. The grand prize includes a 4 night’s stay at the new luxury resort Mövenpick Resort Sharm el Sheikh, inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner for two adults and one child, as well as complimentary return airport transfers.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 12 October 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a trip to Switzerland. The grand prize includes a week’s stay in Zürich, Basel and Lugano, with six nights in a double room with breakfast in selected hotels. The prize also includes a Swiss Travel Pass, providing unlimited travel on rail, bus and boat throughout Switzerland, as well as free entry to more than 500 museums, including special collections and temporary exhibitions. Also included is the arrival by train or by plane, operated by Swiss International Air Lines from the closest Swiss transport hub of your domicile to Geneva or Zurich.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 29 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a trip to northern Manitoba, Canada, for the chance to see wolves, polar bears, northern lights, belugas whales and more! This September 2018 adventure includes return airfare from London, England to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; accommodations in Winnipeg, Thompson, and Churchill; accommodation and dining at Churchill Wild’s remote Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge; transportation by plane, train, and shuttle throughout Manitoba; a guided tour of Spirit Way, Paint Lake Provincial Park, and Pisew Falls; guided tours of Churchill area including historic Cape Merry and polar bear jail; and amazing polar bear viewing and wildlife experiences.
    • Eligibility: open to European residents only
    • End date: 30 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a luxury safari in South Africa’s Western Cape. The grand prize includes a two-night stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve,  including breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and daily morning and afternoon game drives. Gondwana Game Reserve provides the perfect safari break for Cape Town visitors and residents. Less than a four-hour drive away along South Africa’s popular Garden Route, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) private game reserve offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free safari experience.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 30 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win one of ten ultra-luxury holidays in Australia, each valued at $10,000 UAD. The prizes include 2-night stays at Australia’s most iconic destinations & resorts, such as Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island), Longitude 131 (Uluru), Saffire Lodge (Tasmania) and One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort (Blue Mountains).
    • Eligibility: open to Australia and New Zealand residents only
    • End date: 31 August 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a holiday of a lifetime in the Maldives. One lucky winner will win seven nights of pure luxury in a beachfront pool villa at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort for them and a friend, including flights (from London) and full board (incl. soft drinks, excl. alcohol).
    • Eligibility: open to UK residents only
    • End date: 7 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a five-night holiday for two at the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife. The grand prize includes two return economy class flights for two from an airport nearest to the winner’s home serving direct flights to Tenerife;return transfers between the airport and the hotel; five nights accommodation in the five-star Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, on a B&B basis; one access for two to the hotel’s Rock Spa, including the water zone and one spa treatment each; one dinner for two from the set menu in Ali-Olé Spanish tapas restaurant (excluding drinks).
    • Eligibility: open to UK residents only
    • End date: 29 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a family holiday in Dubai. The lucky winning family will experience Dubai’s amazing new attraction, Dubai Parks & Resorts, where east and west meet to form the greatest show on earth! With three individual theme parks and one waterpark, Dubai Parks & Resorts is the largest integrated entertainment spot in the Middle East. The winners will stay at Lapita Hotel & Resort, the only hotel inside the parks. They’ll enjoy unlimited multi-park access for the duration of their stay, as well as complimentary Q-fast passes to the Motiongate and Bollywood parks.
    • Eligibility: open to UK residents only
    • End date: 15 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win an exclusive getaway to New York City. The grand prize includes a three-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, New York, access to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a three course prix-fixe dinner menu for two guests in Asiate Restaurant, including one complimentary round of Sommelier’s choice of champagne, $1,000 gift card for a shopping spree at The Shops at Columbus Circle, $300 gift certificate to Porter House Bar & Grill located at The Shops at Columbus Circle, two tickets to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, personal shopper (if requested), and a $500 gift card which may be used for transportation.
    • Eligibility: open to USA & Canada residents only
    • End date: 6 November 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a trip to Prague in the Czech Republic. The grand prize includes 4-night/5-day stay in a boutique hotel, daily breakfast, a Vltava River cruise, a day trip to the Kutna Hora Bone Chapel, a Bohemian Brewery Tour, and $1000 USD towards travel expenses.
    • Eligibility: USA residents only
    • End date: 14 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a two-night stay on Jersey, Channel Islands. The grand prize is a two-night stay, bed and breakfast in a double Golf View room at The Atlantic Hotel, on Jersey, Channel Islands. This prize also includes a 3-course-meal at Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant on one night during your stay.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 30 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win an exclusive holiday at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum in Turkey, worth £90,000. The winner and a guest will stay at the five-star Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, in a luxurious Mandarin Villa – it has a private terrace and pool, a sauna, steam room and fitness suite – with breakfast and a three-course dinner included each day.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 30 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a cultural stay in London, worth £2,000. The grand prize includes a three-night hotel stay with breakfast at the new Victory House, London Leicester Square – MGallery, Theatre Tokens to see your favourite West End show, and a dinner with cocktail on arrival, and sake or wine to match four-courses at Anzu restaurant.
    • Eligibility: UK residents only
    • End date: 4 October 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win one of 20 amazing holidays worth a total of £650,000 in the Telegraph Travel Awards competition. Prizes include – among others – a 12-day luxury tour of India with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, a 17-day luxury cruise with Silversea in Indonesia and Papa New Guinea, a private jet flight to New York City, a 15-day tour of New Zealand, a Four Seasons holiday in Thailand, a 4-night stay in a luxury home at Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, in Anguila, a stay at the ultraluxe Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa in the Maldives, and a chance to stay at five luxury Six Senses resorts around the world.
    • Eligibility: UK residents
    • End date: 1 October 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win an ultraluxe African safari with Wilderness Safaris. The grand prize includes eight nights for two people at their choice for a Classic or Adventure camp in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Air charters into/out of the camps are included but not the regional or international flights.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 10 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a fantastic ski trip at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious hotels. The grand prize includes a 2 night stay at the spectacular 5-star deluxe hotel The Chedi Andermatt, GaultMillau Hotel of the Year 2017. The prize also includes return flights to Zurich from the UK & Swiss Rail transfer, lift passes & equipment rentals if taken during the ski season, daily breakfast, one 3-course dinner at The Restaurant for 2 people (excl. beverages), entrance to The Spa & Health Club, minibar (non-alcoholic beverages only) & in-room TV entertainment, and non-alcoholic beverages.
    • Eligibility: open to all
    • End date: 15 November 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win a three-night ultra-luxury escape in Australia. The grand prize includes a $10,000 stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. The winner and a guest will take in the dramatic beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains region at one of Australia’s most luxurious resorts, enjoying pampering treatments at the One&Only Spa, wildlife safaris, nature walks and heritage tours.
    • Eligibility: Australia residents only
    • End date: not clear
    • Enter the competition: click here
  • Win an adventurous holiday in Québec, Canada, worth £3,600. The grand prize includes two return economy flights from London to Montréal with British Airways, six nights’ three-star b&b accommodation (two nights each in Montréal, Tremblant and Montebello), dogsledding in the Québécois countryside, a one-hour helicopter flight, and five days’ self-drive car hire from Montréal.
    • Eligibility: open to UK residents only.
    • End date: 17 September 2017
    • Enter the competition: click here

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