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For last week’s Thursday Giveaway, the good folks at Hyatt sent me 50,000 Gold Passport points to reward one of my readers. The point of the contest was to tell me what inspires you to travel in a 15-second video.
I got a ton of great entries via Instavid, YouTube and Vine, with live-action shots, photo collages and even some animation. Team TPG and I pored over the entries – we laughed a little, we teared up a little, and most importantly we were inspired to keep traveling ourselves.
After much deliberation (and a few rounds of voting amongst ourselves), we settled on the following video from TPG reader Kyle as our winner:
We thought it captured a lot of the same things that we love about travel – from experiencing new things, visiting friends, and just taking a moment to appreciate the moment – and he did it all in 15 seconds.
So congratulations, Kyle, and we hope you use them to have more great travel experiences. 50,000 Hyatt points is more than enough for 2 nights at a top-tier property like some of my favorites, including the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome and Park Hyatt Milan, but Hyatt’s six categories include redemptions ranging from 5,000-22,000 points – so there’s no end to the possibilities of how you can mix-and-match these points with redemptions. We hope that when you do, you’ll write in and tell us how you put them to use.
Thank you to all who entered, and keep traveling! In the meantime, if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to register for Hyatt’s “Discover New Possibilities” fall promo for your chance to earn 50,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points and stay tuned for an even bigger Hyatt giveaway coming soon.