Important: Please read these Official Rules before entering the YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE TRIP TO NEW YORK AND PARTICIPATE IN TRAVEL’S MOST CREATIVE EVENT (the “Sweepstakes”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. Skift abides by a Skift Privacy Policy. Ead the complete policy here:

The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on August 1st, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Start Date”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 24th, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes End Date”), such period referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Period.” The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Skift, Inc. (“Skift”), Travel Massive (Travel Massive”), Jing Travel (“Jing Travel”), International Hospitality Media representing Serviced Apartment News and Boutique Hotel News (“IHM”), KarryOn Travel (“KarryOn”) and Brand USA (“Brand USA”), (and together the “Sponsors”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. You are providing your information to the Sponsors, and not to Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin or Twitter.


To enter, you must:

(a) Visit

(b) Enter your name and email address on the entry form; and

(c) Check the box indicating that you are at least 18 years of age and have read, and agree to be bound by, these Official Rules;

(d) Sweepstakes unfortunately cannot accommodate EU entrants under GDPR; and

(e) Click on “Submit.” Limit one (1) entry per person under the method of entry set forth in Section 1(a)-(e) above. No illegible, incomplete, forged, mechanically produced or altered entries will be accepted. All entries must be in English and must be received by the Sweepstakes End Date. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. All requested information must be provided for your entry to be valid. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsors and may not be acknowledged or returned. All entrants and entries are subject to verification by Sponsors. By entering the sweepstakes, you agree to receive email communication and special offers from the Sponsors.

SELECTION OF WINNER. The sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and those countries where sweepstakes registration is not required. Winner selection will be conducted by random drawing from all eligible entries. Any potential winner will be notified by email on or about August 27, 2018. If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (v) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the sweepstakes or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the sweepstakes.

PRIZE. The winner will receive the following prize package:

(a) Reimbursement for 1 Roundtrip ticket to NYC from the nearest major airport to winner’s home address (or other airport as approved by Sponsors) up to a maximum of $600.

(b) 2 nights stay at the The Empire Hotel in New York City ($538 in value). We will not cover incidentals or any additional charges incurred by winner.

(c) 1 ticket to Skift Global Forum held on September 27-28, 2018 in New York City ($3895 in value)*

*Note: If you are a currently registered attendee, this portion (c) of the prize package does not apply. No reimbursement of a previously purchased ticket will be allowed.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of prize package: $5033. Total ARV of all prizes: $5033. Odds of winning are affected by the number of eligible entries received by the Sponsors by the Sweepstakes End Date. Prizes are not transferable. Components of the prize package may be subject to additional conditions of use, as set forth on the prize package materials. Allow 1-2 weeks after validation of arrangement for receipt of prize. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that the Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Winners will be solely responsible for all other expenses in excess of the prize package. All federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the winners and winners agree to fill out tax forms prior to receiving a prize. In order to receive a prize, winners may be required to provide proof of identification..

ELIGIBILITY. The sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and those countries where sweepstakes registration is not required. Sweepstakes unfortunately cannot accommodate EU entrants under GDPR. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize. Directors, officers, employees or consultants of Sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, prize providers and agencies that are involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes or any of its materials, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, including half-and step-family members) and household members of each such person are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

CONDITIONS. The Sponsors, Facebook and Twitter, and their respective agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, insurers, servants, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, predecessors, successors, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (the “Released Entities”), are not responsible for, shall not be liable for, and hereby disclaim (to the fullest extent permitted by law), all liability arising from or relating to: (i) late, lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, unintelligible or postage-due entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, whether human or technical; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer or e-mail transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Sweepstakes should any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsors’ control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event that proper administration of the Sweepstakes is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, the Sponsors will select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such occurrence. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants and winners agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes, from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, participation in the Sweepstakes, the prize, and/or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, including but not limited to statutory and common law claims for misappropriation or participant’s right of publicity.

USE OF WINNER’S NAME AND LIKENESS Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to use each winner’s name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, in connection with the Sweepstakes and for any other advertising, marketing, or promotional purpose(s) without further permission or compensation. Winners may be requested to submit a photograph of themselves after the prize fulfillment. Where lawful, the winner may be required to sign and return a Publicity Consent and Liability Release.

MISCELLANEOUS. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall only be in New York, New York. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsors, which are final and binding in all respects. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.


Skift, Inc. 145 W 30th Street, Floor 5, New York, NY 10001

Travel Massive 137 W 25th Street, Floor 11, New York, NY 10001

Jing Travel 300 Park Avenue, Floor 13, New York NY 10022

International Hospitality Media 10-14 Accommodation Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8ED

Brand USA 1725 Eye Street NW, Floor 8, Washington DC 20006

KARRYON TRAVEL Level 1, 457 Elizabeth Street, Surry HIlls, Sydney, NSW 2010

WINNERS LIST. For the name of the winners, please email with “Your Chance to Win a Free Trip to New York and Participate in Travel’s Most Creative Event” as the subject line within 6 months of the sweepstakes’ end.

NOTICE. The Sponsors reserve the right to prosecute and seek damages against any individual who attempts to deliberately undermine the proper operation of the Sweepstakes in violation of these Official Rules and/or criminal and/or civil law.