Best Western International's Winter Windfall Gives Consumers a Chance to Win Big Online

    PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /CNW/ -- Best Western International is giving consumers
across North America the chance to add to their holiday cheer with the launch
of its new online game, Winter Windfall.
    Now through January 4, 2008, individuals are encouraged play the game at for a chance to win one of four prize packages,
including Best Western Travel Cards, spa packages, electronics, gas cards and
more. The grand prize winner will receive one million Gold Crown Club
International (GCCI) points that can be used toward free stays at Best Western
hotels worldwide, as well as a variety of other awards, including retail,
dining and entertainment gift cards.
    To win, players watch a fast-moving box scan over holiday images like
candy canes and snowmen.  As images are lighted up, players freeze the box
with the click of a mouse, and will win the prize indicated on the image on
which the box has stopped.
    Players who win a prize package receive a bonus: a duplicate prize
package to give to a friend.
    "Consumers are already shopping online for the holiday season," said
Dorothy Dowling, Best Western's senior vice president of marketing and sales.
"The Winter Windfall game is a fun online stop where players can win an
exciting holiday gift for themselves and a friend."
    In addition to the prize packages, each day, one lucky player will win a
$100 Best Western Travel Card, which can be used at approximately 4,200 Best
Western hotels worldwide.
    For official rules and to register, visit and
click on the Winter Windfall image.  Some restrictions apply.
    Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN(R),
providing marketing, reservations and operational support to 4,200(*)
independently owned and operated member hotels in 80(*) countries and
territories worldwide.  Founded in 1946, this iconic brand is host to
approximately 400,000 worldwide guests each night.  A pioneer within the
industry, Best Western is recognized for its distinctive business model and
diverse hotel portfolio.  The company continues to innovate and enhance both
the business and leisure travel experience.  Since 2004, Best Western has
served as the Official Hotel of NASCAR(R).  For more information or to make a
reservation, please visit (*)Numbers are approximate
and can fluctuate.

     CONTACT:  Heather Koncilja                         Jennifer Nichols
               Best Western International               Allison & Partners
               (602) 957-5752                           (415) 277-4912

For further information:

For further information: Heather Koncilja of Best Western International,
 +1-602-957-5752,; or Jennifer Nichols of 
Allison & Partners, +1-415-277-4912, Web Site:

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