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YVR launches contest to live at the airport for 80 days

Vancouver Airport. Photo: Natalie Taylor

Vancouver’s version of the epic adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, is a little more grounded. Literally. To celebrate its’ 80th Anniversary, Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the contest “Around The Airport in 80 Days.”   The contest is currently closed and in the voting stage, which ends on August 5, 2011.  The winner will be stuck living at the airport and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel for 80 consecutive days documenting the stories behind the tarmac on video at  liveatYVR.ca commencing August 17, 2011 .   Additionally, the winner receives a $15,000 honorarium, three meals per day for the 80 day period, and complimentary phone and video equipment.

With 23, 600 people working at the airport, we’re excited to see the stories that emerge from this project.

Would you live at an airport for 80 days? What’s the coolest contest you’ve seen in the Canadian Travel Industry?

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