Earn a Million Miles from United just for sharing your Travel Photos

United Airlines has just introduced an awesome travel contest, giving you a chance to win a million miles. What they are looking for is a photo or video from your best travel experience along with details of it’s significance for you. Obviously, they would also like to know what you will do with this Million “MileagePlus” miles. They have assembled an all star judges, who happen to be seasoned travelers.

STEPS for participating in the contest :

1. Select a travel photo / video
Dig into your travel memories and see if you have an interesting photo or video to share. Provide a description regarding it’s significance to you and where you would go with 1 million award miles.

2. Submit your entry
Two ways to enter the contest 1) Post your photo or video to Instagram or Twitter using the #UnitedJourneyContest hashtag or 2) Directly at this contest Link

3. The Judges will annonce the Winners
Three winners will be selected (two from photo category and one from video submission) who we will award with 1 million United MileagePlus® award miles. The results are expected around September 19, 2018.

Details about the contest is available here.

Judges :

Hannah Jesus – high school art teacher from Oregon @hannahjesus
Marc Marrone – Corporate Executive Chef of TAO Group @chefmarcmarrone
Shauna Wade – founder of @moodygrams @so.shauna
Tim Landis – freelance photographer from Philadelphia @curious2119
Miles Chamley-Watson – Fencing Champion

Calgary Tower – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A must-see attraction in Calgary, it gives an amazing, birds-eye view of the city all the way to the mountains on the west side.

The Calgary Tower is a 626 feet tall observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Canada. The tower was renamed to Calgary Tower in 1971, from its original name ( Husky Tower). It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 and is the tallest building in Calgary.

The tower also features a carillon ( a musical instrument consisting of 23 cup-shaped bronze bells, which are played serially to produce a melody  – It is typically housed in the bell tower of a church ). This was presented to the city by the local Dutch community in 1975 as part of the city’s centennial celebrations.

Main Floor Hours: Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Address :
101 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 1J9

Dining options :

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Phone : 403-246-3636 )
Located at the base of the Calgary Tower on the 2nd level. (Open from 5:00 pm everyday )

Sky 360 Restaurant (Phone : 403-532-7966 )
SKY 360 Restaurant offers a full view of the city as it revolves once every 45 minutes during lunchtime and once per hour during dinner service.

Lunch: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Dinner: Monday – Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Brunch: Sundays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Chinese travel company Ctrip acquires Trip.com

Chinese travel company  Ctrip has bought a Palo Alto, California based startup called Trip.com.
Trip.com ( a one-stop travel booking services available in 13 languages ) was founded in 2010 by former Myspace exec Travis Katz and has raised $39 million from investors like Battery Ventures, Redpoint and others. Trip.com has built an extensive hotel booking network with more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions. Ctrip , founded in 1999 in Shanghai, China, is a leading provider of travel services  and it trades in the US on NASDAQ with a market cap of $25 billion.

Hitlist finally releases an Android App

Hitlist,  an app which helps to grab  flight and travel bargains has finally released an android app. The app takes your location and then sifts through a multitude of deals from its travel partners, giving you cheap flights to various destinations starting from your location, which you can instantly book from the app.

Some of the major features of the app include :

  • Automatically get notified of cheap flight deals.
  • Discover new destinations in Explore Lists.
  • Plan a trip or add destinations to your “Hitlist”, then get live updates when flight prices drop
  • Plan your trip based on your interests and local airport.
  • Find cheap flights with the flight price tracker.