Washington State Tourism Launches Online Giveaway to 'Experience More' Across
the State

    New promotion gives entrants the chance to win one of 18 vacations in

<p>OLYMPIA, Wash., <chron>Nov. 18</chron> /CNW/ -- Imagine yourself experiencing more in Washington - wine tasting in the state's acclaimed wine country; relaxing in Spokane's finest luxury hotels; skiing at Mission Ridge, a practice location for the U.S. ski team; getting back to nature in the Columbia River Gorge; taking in views of Puget Sound from Seattle's vibrant waterfront; or visiting Forks, the home of "Twilight." Today, all of these adventures are a little closer with the launch of Washington State Tourism's "Experience More Washington" Giveaway. Created in partnership with destinations around the state, the promotion can be found at <a href="http://www.ExperienceWA.com/more">www.ExperienceWA.com/more</a>.</p>
<p>Running from now until mid-April, the Experience More Washington Giveaway offers the public multiple opportunities to win getaways in the Evergreen State - ranging from weekend trips to a six-day "Puget Sound Odyssey" vacation - as well as access to special travel deals and discounts at many destinations.</p>
<p>"Washington has endless experiences to offer visitors, from world-class cuisine and hotels to the amazing natural beauty of our coastlines, mountains and parks," said <person>Marsha Massey</person>, Executive Director for Washington State Tourism. "Destinations across the state have created truly inspiring prizes, and all you have to do to enter is go to ExperienceWA.com/more and sign up. Also, be sure to check out the great travel deals being offered this winter. There's no better time to get out and explore our state's many unique destinations!"</p>
<p>Winning is simple. Beginning today through <chron>April 18, 2010</chron>, participants may visit <a href="http://www.ExperienceWA.com/more">www.ExperienceWA.com/more</a> and register for the chance to be one of many winners that will experience the unique activities and attractions in regions across our state. For example, the November grand prize is an Olympic Peninsula "New Moon" experience where "Twi-hard" fans will have the opportunity to visit firsthand the locations that inspired Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book series and upcoming, highly-anticipated premiere of the second "Twilight" movie, "New Moon."</p>

    Some of the highlights of this package include:
    --  Two nights at Quileute Oceanside Resort in a luxury, oceanfront cabin
        featuring a jetted Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace
    --  One additional night at the Red Lion in Port Angeles with its
        million-dollar views of the harbor
    --  Two Twilight Tour tickets

    --  Complimentary fire permit and bundle of wood for your own bonfire on
        First Beach

<p>Also in November, entrants will have a chance to win an "Olympic Peninsula Kayak Adventure" to experience this naturally beautiful destination from the water in a kayak. This package includes accommodations along with all the gear needed for the journey. To check out the rest of the prizes for the Experience More Washington Giveaway, or to enter, visit <a href="http://www.ExperienceWA.com/more">www.ExperienceWA.com/more</a>.</p>
<p>For more information about traveling to Washington, visit <a href="http://www.ExperienceWA.com">www.ExperienceWA.com</a>.  Washington State Department of Commerce (<a href="http://www.commerce.wa.gov">www.commerce.wa.gov</a>) is the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington.</p>


For further information: For further information: Ian Jeffries of Edelman, +1-206-268-2291, Ian.Jeffries@edelman.com, for Washington State Tourism; or Marsha Massey of Washington State Tourism, +1-360-725-4172, Marsha.Massey@commerce.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.experiencewa.com

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