Share Your Best Travel Tale or Fail…
Three Easy Steps
Choose Your Video
Choose a video of your travel tale or fail that is 60 seconds or under.
Travel Tales & Fails
You decide whose video is the winner!
HelloVacay is introducing Travel Tales and Fails, a contest where anyone can submit a video (60 seconds or under) that highlights their best or worst travel moment. Many of these will be featured on social media—however the very best will win a week long all-accommodations-paid trip for two to one of many beautiful resorts!
Just visit this page to upload your video directly and officially enter the competition! Start your video with the phrase “This is my HelloVacay Tale (or Fail)”, or some variation of this phrase.
The best part: the community decides. You will get the chance to vote on whose tale is crowned winner—see below to check out a few destinations we’ve highlighted, where you’ll vote and how you can submit today.
You Choose Where to Go!
HelloVacay has sourced resorts at a number of amazing destinations for our contest winner, who will earn a trip for two with all accommodations paid. Our winner will choose which destination is their favorite. Below, we decided to highlight nine of our favorite spots—these are just a few of many places you could travel to.
Costa del Sol
And Many More…
Your Tale Will be Seen & Heard
Frequently Asked Questions
- When does the competition end?The competition will end on April 10 at 11:59PM Pacific Time, at which point the winner will be announced shortly after through social media and direct email.
- How quickly will I receive my trip if I win?This will be dependent on what dates work best for you and which location you prefer, but it could be as quickly as a couple weeks!
- What is the duration of my covered stay?The winner will receive a week-long, accommodations-paid trip.
- How many people can the room accommodate?The room will be able to accommodate at least two people, though this varies by resort and you may be able bring more at certain locations.
- What if I want to travel somewhere outside of your examples?Our examples are just nine out of many amazing global destinations, so you certainly can take your pick of spots that are outside of our example locations.
- Does this include airfare?The winner will not have airfare covered, however all accommodations will be provided free of charge.
- What happens if my stay is cancelled due to COVID lockdowns?If COVID or lockdowns interfere with your stay before you take your trip, we will find a way to ensure you get the opportunity to take the trip at a later date or take a trip to a separate location which is more open (your choice).
- How will the voting process take place?The voting process will happen through Instagram, particularly in a series of Instagram Stories where users will be able to vote for one submission or another. This voting process will begin a few days before the end of the contest, so follow us and keep your eyes peeled!
- Is there a minimum age?The minimum age for check-in is set by the individual hotels. The minimum age is typically between 18-25 years old, and we recommend that the winner confirm prior to confirming their reservation.
- Who is HelloVacay? Have you done this contest before? Why are you running this contest?HelloVacay is a travel technology company and this is our first time running this contest (but probably not our last!). We created this contest as a way to build up our social media presence and stir some creativity in the online travel community.
- How much information do I need to share to enter the contest?You only need to share your name and email (so we know where to reach you if you win).
Telling Your Tale: Tips and Tricks
- Plan your story—know what you want to say
- Tell the story like you talk
- Be expressive and add humor or surprise
- Leave out the details that don’t matter
- Add a call to action—ask your followers to follow you or HelloVacay for more
- Leave some questions unanswered, then answer it in the comments if someone asks!
- Have fun!
Tips for effective composition:
- Use vertical (portrait) orientation and hold your phone steady
- Be sure that your face is well-lit. Try to use a room with a lot of natural light.
- Be aware of your background–tidy your space or use a visually interesting background
- Don’t be afraid to use some text on your opening frame