This cool secret cities competition will be right up the street of city break lovers with a chance to win KLM flights just by identifying the location of a mystery landmark. But it’s not as easy as it sounds and that’s what makes this travel competition particularly addictive.
How does it work?
Every day at 4 pm (GMT) until April 24th 2011, the Dutch airline will tweet (from @KLM) a link to photos of mystery landmarks. You then have to name the landmark and plot its secret city location on an integrated Google map. Don’t expect to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa or Eiffel Tower just yet. So far these photos have been tricky to identify, even for self-proclaimed city experts like us at travelphant.com. The mystery landmarks are a real test for anybody. The closest we have got to so far is 1,310km from the correct location but we are determined to guess today’s Secret City correctly. Roll on 4pm! The day’s winner is the person whose little red flag is plotted closest to the landmark.
What can you win?
A pair of return flight tickets to one of 5 secret cities featured each week. You choose from the 5 cities.
How to win
The main thing is to follow KLM on Twitter www.twitter.com/klm. When @KLM Tweet at 4pm the race begins. Hit the link to the Secret City page. Identify the landmark. Plant your red flag on the Google map where you think the building is. The beauty of Google maps being that you can zoom in until your flag sits directly on top on the landmark (assuming you’ve guessed the correct location). To move the flag click elsewhere on the map – no dragging necessary. Make sure you guess all 5 cities every week, from Monday to Friday. The person closest to the landmarks everyday of the week will win.
What if more than one person guesses correctly all week?
Then the winner will be the person who planted their flags the fastest. Phone a friend or in this case Tweet a friend to help you guess the secret city, by clicking the Tweet button below the photo.
How to be disqualified
By entering from multiple twitter accounts. Good luck in this contest everyone!