Lonely Planet Planet US Magazine Florida Competition

Here are the terms and conditions which will apply to your entry. Please read them carefully as they contain important information you need to know!


Promoter information: Lonely Planet Global, Inc. of 1260 North West Street, Wilson, WY 83014, USA. Our Promotional Partners are The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel / Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau of 2201 Second Street, Suite 600, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 USA and Skyscanner Ltd. of Quartermile 1, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN, UK.


Start time and date: 12:01 a.m. CDT, February 7, 2017. Closing time and date: 11:59 p.m. CDT, April 28, 2017. Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered. Only one entry per person.


This Prize Draw is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada ages 18 or over, except for employees of Lonely Planet and Promotional Partner(s), their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this competition. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, so the promotion and these Terms and Conditions are void in those places.

The winner and guest must share the same travel itinerary and are responsible for obtaining valid passports and visas for travel.


The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Lonely Planet privacy policy (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy), Skyscanner Ltd. privacy policy (https://www.skyscanner.com/privacypolicy.aspx) and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel privacy policy (https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/privacy-policy).


All notifications regarding changes to these Terms and Conditions will be posted on the following webpage: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usmagazine#competition.


The Prize


There will be 1 overall prize for 1 winner plus guest. The prize consists of:

1 Skyscanner voucher up to a maximum total value of $1,000.00 USD, redeemable on Skyscanner.com or Skyscanner.ca for flights for two people to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, on 1 trip across consecutive dates subject to availability and the Skyscanner Ltd terms of service: https://www.skyscanner.net/termsofservice.aspx (approximate recommended retail price $1,000 USD)

Five (5) Day, Four (4) Night Stay for two at Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida (approximate RRP $1,200.00 USD)

Booking is subject to availability and excludes blackout dates: December 22, 2017–Jan. 1, 2018; February 16–April 6. 2018; major holiday periods including Easter, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Travel must be completed by April 29, 2018. Book by date is July.

Ground transportation to/from Southwest Florida International Airport (approximate RRP $112.00 USD)

Half-day shelling cruise for two to Cayo Costa via Captiva Cruises (approximate RRP $80.00 USD)

Meal for two at George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille (approximate RRP $50.00 USD)

Tandem parasailing ride (approximate RRP $160.00 USD)

Bicycle rentals for two (three days) (approximate RRP $70.00 USD)

WaveRunner rentals for two (30 minutes) (approximate RRP $170.00 USD)

Two $50 gift vouchers to Lonely Planet’s Shop – http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/ (approximate RRP $100.00 USD)

Note: Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified prize will be the responsibility of the winner.


The maximum total prize value (approximately RRP $2,942.00 USD), is based on the recommended retail value at the time of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize.


The flights and accommodations must be taken in one trip, and both require 14 days advance booking subject to availability. Travel must be booked by August 29, 2017. Travel is not permitted on these dates: December 22, 2017–January 1, 2018; February 16–April 6, 2018; major holiday periods including Easter, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.


Prize travel is subject to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel’s General Conditions of Carriage, and the conditions of carriage of any travel provider selected on the Skyscanner Ltd. website(s). The winner and guest must travel together on prize flights and may not accrue frequent flyer points on the prize travel. An upgrade cannot be purchased on airfares with cash or frequent flyer points.


The winner and guest must comply with all relevant customs, security and immigration requirements, including appropriate passport (with at least six months validity), visa requirements and finding out what documents you need. Lonely Planet and Promotional Partner(s) will not be responsible for any failure to comply with these requirements.


The prize does NOT include any taxes, insurance, travel to and from the U.S. or Canadian departure airports, or any travel or other expenses, fees and costs connected with the prize that are not included in the prize description. Any out-of-pocket expenses (such as phone, room service, drinks purchases, gifts and food) are not included in the prize.


The package is nontransferable and no alternative packages will be offered (including cash alternatives).


The prize is provided by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel and Skyscanner Ltd. and is subject to availability.


The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The Promoter’s decision will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.


Winners will be notified by the prize provider by email within 28 days of the competition closing date.


If the prize provider can’t contact the winner within three months of the closing date, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up, or reoffer the prize in another promotion.


You must provide your full name and email address. We will use your personal details to administer this promotion, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without your permission.


You agree that if you win, the Promoter can publish your surname and county in the magazine.


A list of winners can be obtained by emailing social@lonelyplanet.com within three months of the closing date.


Rules, Liabilities and Jurisdictions


When you enter the competition, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


Information about the prizes and how to enter form part of the Terms and Conditions.


The Promoter and Promotional Partners do not accept responsibility for your entry into the Prize Draw or use of the prize which results in:

loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;

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

business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by nonconsumers;

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

any loss caused or contributed to by your breach of conditions of entry of your negligence.


The nature of the prize may pose health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel, to you and guest. You and guest must consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arranging insurance) to guard against those risks.


You agree that if you have a dispute with Lonely Planet in relation to this Prize Draw: (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.


The promotion is subject to the laws of the state of Tennessee, United States of America.