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Blog On Mastraveller For A Chance To Realise Your Dreams

Kuala Lumpur, 27 February 2011 : Aspiring bloggers who have dreamt of showcasing and unleashing their blogging talent to a global audience, will finally have the chance to realise their dreams. Malaysia Airlines today launched its ‘I MAS TRAVEL’ competition with three winners being awarded a page for each at Yahoo! Travel to share their holiday experiences.

The competition runs from today until 1 April 2011 and participants can register at www.mastraveller.com.  To enter the contest, each participant must be above 18 years old and a Malaysian Resident.

Malaysia Airlines Executive Vice President, Communications, Raja Zamilia Raja Dato' Seri Mansur said, “First, register to become a MAStraveller member and then submit a travel-related blog post. It can be an entirely new post, or it can be an old post from that exciting holiday you experienced last year. Basically we want your best work. At the same time, compile a one minute video introduction of yourself and inform the judges why you deserve to win. Once you’ve made the submission, start promoting your entry to your friends and readers. This is important because how many ‘likes’ you achieve, will contribute to your overall score. Voting is just a click away at the Facebook ‘like’ buttons placed together with every submission on MAStraveller!”

The Top 15 highest scorers will entitle entrants into the Finals and this will be announced on 6 April 2011. Then a Grand Finale will be hosted on 13 April 2011 to crown the three winners of the contest. An all expenses paid trip to two world popular holiday destinations will be given away to each winner. The pairings of the prizes are Paris with Auckland, Cape Town with Seoul and Perth with Tokyo. On top of that, all winners will also undergo Yahoo editorial training session in Singapore, to hone their travel writing skills.

All judging will be conducted by a panel which includes representatives from Malaysia Airlines and Yahoo! as well as popular artiste Yuna.

Raja Zamilia added, “We have set up www.mastraveller.com  to inspire travel, presenting a platform for travellers to share their stories, whilst providing them with insightful tips on things to see, do and places to stay. You can live the experience by submitting your entries now. Who knows, you might be the winner!”

MAStraveller.com is a travel portal by Malaysia Airlines which features unique travel experiences by real travellers in over 100 destinations. Aimed at inspiring travel, MAStraveller.com allows users to share travel experiences and insights by blogging and posting photos or videos. MAStraveller.com is segmented into the categories of Stay, Do and Eat. Travel tips are complete with addresses, contact numbers and website to facilitate a hassle-free a journey to travellers.  A trip planner feature also enables users to compile their favourite tips with ease. The site also highlights the latest deals and initiatives of Malaysia Airlines.

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