Lonely Planet Best in Asia 2017 World Expeditions Competition

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Here are the terms and conditions which apply to Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2017 promotion. Please read them carefully, as they contain important stuff you should know!

Who’s running the show?

The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Pty Limited (Lonely Planet), ABN 36 005 607 983, of The Malt Store, Level 3, 551 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia.

Our friends at World Expeditions Travel Group (World Expeditions), ABN 98 001 428 568, of Level 5, 71 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia are our promotional partners.

Information about the prizes and how to enter, form part of these conditions of entry. By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be subject to regulatory approval published on the competition entry page lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia, so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.

These conditions of entry are governed by the laws of Australia.

Can I play?

This promotion is open only to those aged 18 years or older at the commencement date of the promotion. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, you can’t enter this promotion if you (or your immediate family including parents, children, siblings, partner and grandparents, or housemates) are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet, World Expeditions, or their subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies.

How do I play?

To enter, go to lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia, complete the entry form and tell us which World Expeditions Asia adventure you would like to experience and why. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. You can enter between 03:01am AEST on 11 July and 11:59pm AEST on 14 August. You can only enter once ‑ we’ll make confetti out of any extra entries you submit. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.

Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the promotion but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if the competition entry page is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.

How do you pick the winner?

Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner will be selected by a panel of 3 judges from Lonely Planet. The judges will review all eligible entries, and then select the best, most relevant and creative overall entry. This unenviable task will happen in a small, dark room at The Malt Store, Level 3, 551 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia, on Thursday 17 August 2017. The judges’ decision is final (so there!) and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this promotion.

Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the promotion or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet’s sole discretion).

Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the promotion if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received at that time.

What can I win?

One (1) lucky first prize winner will receive one (1) trip for two (2) people (winner and guest) to a destination in Asia, as follows:

  1. The winner must select one (1) of the following travel packages by contacting [info@worldexpeditions.com.au / 1300 720 800 (International contact details here)], complete a booking form and return it by 1 December 2017:
  2. a) Hike and Bike in China including 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners per person, 8 nights in hotel accommodation on a twin share basis, 3 nights in guesthouse on twin share basis, internal flights Xian/Lijiang and Lijiang/Guilin, 1 night in 2nd class soft sleeper t4 berth cabin, private air-conditioned vehicles, 21 gear bikes, sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary, expert bilingual national guide. Itinerary can be found here: http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=220395 (provided by World Expeditions – approximate RRP $7960 AUD)
  3. b) Sri Lanka Adventure, including 13 breakfasts and 11 dinners per person, airport transfers (days 1 and 14 only), accommodation on twin share basis, group camping equipment, all internal transport by private vehicle (jeep, train, boat and canoe), jeep hire and tracker services at the national parks, sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary, expert local guide, assistant for trekking and canoeing sections. Itinerary can be found here: http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=1234162 (provided by World Expeditions – approximate RRP $6580 AUD)
  4. c) Goa to Kerala Cycle in India, [including 12 breakfasts and 12 dinners, comfortable hotels on twin share basis, expert bilingual guide, private air conditioned vehicles, airport transfer (day 1 only), internal flight Kozhikode to Mumbai (valued at over US$200), 21 gear bikes, bike mechanic and support vehicle on cycling days, group medical kit, sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary] Itinerary can be found here: http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=2471621  (provided by World Expeditions – approximate RRP $5980 AUD);
  5. Return flights (economy class) to the selected destination above, booked via World Expeditions by 1 December 2017 with a departure date before 30 June 2018 (provided by Lonely Planet up to the value of RRP $5,000 AUD); AND

Winner and guest must travel together and share the same travel itinerary. All travel is subject to availability and cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discounts or offers or amended after the booking process is complete.

How do I find out if I won?

We’ll give the winner the good news by email and their name(s) will be published on Lonely Planet’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lonelyplanet within 2 days after selection. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to community@lonelyplanet.com (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the closing date of the promotion, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.

Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner. But if we can’t, or if the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by 11:59pm AEST on 10 November 2017, the next best entry will be declared winner

If you do win…

We may ask you to provide proof of identify, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize. We’ll decide whether the proof you provide is adequate (but generally speaking, a certified copy of your passport or drivers’ licence will be sufficient). If you can’t provide, or refuse to provide, suitable proof, then unfortunately you will be disqualified, and we will choose another winner (subject to the direction of regulatory authorities).

You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which.

You’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance, travel expenses, internal flights, park permits, airport tax, single surcharge expenses, spending money, transport to and from their departure point, drink, meals (except where stipulated), personal equipment and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.

If, in order to take the prize, you’re lucky enough to need a valid passport and/or other necessary travel documentation and visas, you’ll need to sort those out for yourself (including finding out what documents you need and any applicable fees).

You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use including the World Expeditions terms:

http://www.worldexpeditions.com/au/index.php?section=how_to_book&id=163957 (Australia)

http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=about_us&id=164389 (Canada/USA)

http://worldexpeditions.co.uk/index.php?section=about_us&id=164387 (United Kingdom)

http://www.worldexpeditions.com/nz/index.php?section=about_us&id=164388 (New Zealand).

Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.

Please note that the nature of the prize may be such that it poses health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel to you and your guest (where the prize allows you to take a guest). For this reason, you and your guest should consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arrange insurances) to guard against those risks.

You agree that if you have a dispute with Lonely Planet in relation to this sweepstake or any prize awarded: (1) it will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claim will be limited to an action at law for damages and you will not be permitted to obtain attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) you waive all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and your right to claim indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages.

Lonely Planet is not responsible for use of the prize which results in:

(a) loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;

(b) loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;

(c) business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;

(d) losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and

(e) any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.

What happens to my entry?

You agree that all of your entry is your own work. On submission, your entry becomes the property of Lonely Planet. You give Lonely Planet a worldwide, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of it in any form and media, in relation to the Best in Asia 2017 promotion. You also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. Generally, we will attribute you as the author where possible, but in some circumstances, we may decide not to.

Lonely Planet and its promotional partners will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the promotion and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and photograph for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to. We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy and World Expedition’s privacy policy http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=system_pages&id=417.

Good luck!


Chinese T&Cs:

以下是申请的由Lonely Planet发起的2017亚洲最佳旅行目的地活动的条款和条件,请仔细阅读。


本次活动是由孤独星球出版有限公司(Lonely Planet)发起并主办的,企业工商登记号36 005 607 983,注册地址为:The Malt Store, Level 3, 551 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia.

我们的合作伙伴是World Expeditions Travel Group(World Expeditions),企业工商登记号98 001 428 568,注册地址为: Level 5, 71 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia are our promotional partners.




本次活动只对年满18周岁的人开放(以活动生效日期为准)。当活动条款与地方法律相悖时,本活动条款无效。如果你(或你的直系亲属如父母,子女,兄弟姐妹,伴侣,祖父母或者室友)就职或受雇于Lonely Planet、World Expeditions及其关联公司,则不能参加本次活动。


登录lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia,完成报名表,并告诉我们你想参加World Expeditions亚洲探险旅行中的哪一个以及选择这一个的理由,即可参加活动。报名无需付费。报名时间为澳大利亚东部标准时间7月11日凌晨3:01至8月14日晚11:59。你只能报名一次,我们会过滤掉多次提交的申请。Lonely Planet收到你的申请时,你即成功参加活动。不完整或无效的申请将不会被接受。如果因为网络或任何其他原因,Lonely Planet没有收到你的申请,Lonely Planet不承担任何责任。

Lonely Planet可能会在特殊情况下延长活动时间(例如活动申请页失效超过24小时),若出现这样的情况我们也会通知所有申请者。



冠军将由Lonely Planet的3个评委评选产生。评委将会审阅所有申请,并挑选出最优秀、最相关及最具创造力的申请。评选将于2017年8月17日在Lonely Planet的办公室决定最终获奖的人选。即使你对最终结果有异议,评委的决定也不可更改。

如有任何参加者通过违法或不恰当的手段危及活动的公平性或损害Lonely Planet名誉,或违反任何活动条款,Lonely Planet保留单方面撤销其参与资格的权利。

如果出现任何技术或管理上的问题,Lonely Planet可以取消或者调整这次活动。如果这种情况发生,Lonely Planet将从当时收到的所有合格条目中选出获胜者。



获胜者必须从下列旅行套餐中挑选一个,具体信息请联系[info@worldexpeditions.com.au / 1300 720 800 (国际联系方式请点击这里),获胜者需在2017年12月1日之前提交这次旅行的预订表格。

  1. 中国徒步和骑行之旅,行程包含每人10次早餐,5次午餐和4次晚餐,8晚双人标间的酒店住宿,3晚双人家庭旅馆的住宿,西安-丽江、丽江-桂林的国内段机票,T4列车的软卧车票,空调车,自行车,景点门票,并有专业导游提供服务。查看行程安排:http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=220395

(该行程由World Expeditions提供,价值约7960 澳币)

  1. 斯里兰卡探险之旅,包含每人13次早餐和11次晚餐,接送机服务(第1天和第14天),双人标间,团体露营装备,所有斯里兰卡国内段交通费用(包括吉普车,火车,船和独木舟),吉普车租赁和国家公园的纤夫费用,专业当地导游服务,并有专人协助安排登山和皮划艇活动,景点门票。查看行程安排:http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=1234162

(该行程由World Expeditions提供,价值约6580澳币)

  1. 果阿至喀拉拉邦骑行之旅,包括每人的12次早餐和12次晚餐,舒适的双人标间,专业导游,私人空调车,接机服务(第1天),印度国内段从科泽科德到孟买的机票(价值约200美元),自行车,骑行过程中自行车整备及交通支持,团体医护服务,景点门票。查看行程安排:http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=trips&id=2471621

(该行程由World Expeditions提供,价值约5980澳币)

前往上述目的地的往返机票(经济舱)需在2017年12月1日前通过World Expeditions进行预订,出发日期需在2018年6月30日之前。(机票由Lonely Planet提供,价值约5000澳币)




我们会通过电子邮件通知获胜者,他们的名字将于评选结束后两天内在Lonely Planet的Facebook页面www.facebook.com/lonelyplanet上发布。如果你想知道获奖信息,也可以在报名结束后的3个月内发送邮件至community@lonelyplanet.com(并在邮件中写明参与者的名字),我们将通过邮件告知你是否获选。

Lonely Planet将尽力与获胜者取得联系,但如果我们没有联系到获胜者或者获胜者在澳大利亚东部标准时间2017年11月10日23:59前没有领取奖励,则仅次于获胜者的申请者将获得该奖励。






你应对如何使用奖励负责,包括遵守所有与其相关使用的条款与条件。以及World Expeditions的条款与条件:http://www.worldexpeditions.com/au/index.php?section=how_to_book&id=163957(澳大利亚) ,http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section=about_us&id=164389(加拿大/美国),http://worldexpeditions.co.uk/index.php?section=about_us&id=164387(英国), http://www.worldexpeditions.com/nz/index.php?section=about_us&id=164388(新西兰)。当然,如果你获得奖品,你需要遵守所有相关的法律,法规和条例。请注意,该奖项的属性也许会指向一定的健康或安全风险,以及与旅行相关的风险。因此你和你的同伴应自行做好相应的准备以抵御风险。

如果出现你与Lonely Planet有关此次奖励的争议,你需要:(1)单独解决,不诉诸任何形式的集体诉讼; (2)任何索赔将仅限于法律上的损害赔偿诉讼,你将无法收回律师费或其他法律费用;和(3)你放弃将损失扩大化的权利,以及要求对间接的,惩罚性的,偶然或附带的损失进行赔偿。


  • 奖品因不可预见的原因损失;
  • 奖品因我们违背条款或疏忽之外的原因损失;
  • 商业损失(如数据损失、利润损失或破产等);
  • 超出我们控制范围带来的损失(如第三方设备造成的损失、航班延误或取消等);
  • 因你违背条款或疏忽造成的损失.


你提交的全部内容都应由您本人创作。内容提交后,其所有权归Lonely Planet所有。你授予Lonely Planet世界范围内不可撤销的许可,允许Lonely Planet在与2017亚洲最佳旅行目的地活动相关的媒体上复制、出版、改编、传播你提交的内容,并同意我们以任何媒体形式对其进行编辑、重复使用、储存、制作或发行。我们会以恰当的形式表明你是该内容的作者。

你提交的内容中所包含的个人信息仅用于活动报名及颁奖(如果你希望获得来自Lonely Planet及其合作伙伴提供的资讯,我们会通过你提供的联络方式发送)。如果你最终获胜,Lonely Planet会在获得你的许可后于其后的市场宣传中使用你的姓名及照片。我们会遵守Lonely Planet隐私守则(详见:http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy)和World Expedition的隐私守则(详见:http://www.worldexpeditions.com/index.php?section= system_pages的&ID = 417),妥善保存你的个人信息。