|Frommers.com Launches Travel Photo Gallery|
Contest Debuts Gallery Of Web Site Community Photos
INTERNET WIRE -- Frommers.com (www.frommers.com) announces the launch of its Travel Photo Gallery at www.frommers.com/photo_gallery/index.html. Stocked with travel photos submitted by the Frommers.com user community, the gallery is the latest addition to the wealth of budget travel resources on the popular Web site owned and operated by Hungry Minds, Inc.
The travel photo gallery was created to allow Frommers.com users to share unique travel experiences via their own digital photography. "We have such a loyal following," says Frommers.com Director of Product Development Kelly Ackley. "We wanted to enable our users to share their unique travel experiences with each other. What better way to do that than by sharing their travel photos with the Frommers.com community."
The December contest, the first of the site's monthly contest encouraging users to submit their photographs, received more than 1,800 images. To view the winning photographs from the December and January contests visit the photo gallery at www.frommers.com/photo_gallery/photo_gallery.html. Frommers.com. Photos have come from people across the country and the subject matter covers virtually every continent on the earth. "We're seeing so much of the world through the eyes of our own travel community," said Ackley. "And all we had to do was ask. The response has been overwhelming."
Each monthly contest features a different topic or destination. Visitors to the site may submit digital photos of their favorite places and unique travel experiences. All photos are judged on quality (clear, colorful pictures) and content (interesting, insightful subjects). Monthly winners are posted in the photo gallery. Current prizes for the February contest include an Olympus digital camera and travel backpacks. For more information about the contest, as well as rules and regulations, visit www.frommers.com/photo_gallery/photo_contest.html.
Aleader in online travel information, frommers.com draws more than 1.5 million users and over 5 million page views to its site each month with in-depth destination reviews of hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping, and nightlife and features from its best-selling travel series Frommer'sâ Complete Guide. The Web site provides in-depth destination profiles on locations from London to Las Vegas that include "Getting to Know" the area sections, maps, hard-to-find information on side trips, walking tours, helpful toll-free numbers, and useful terms and phrases. The site also features the wildly popular Arthur Frommer's Daily Newsletter which features daily travel bargains and tips for the cost-conscious traveler. Find these great features and more at www.frommers.com.
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