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Travel startup giving away three nights at the Wynn
Off & Away hasn't even launched yet, but it's willing to offer up a spectacular travel package to a lucky winner: three nights at the Wynn, tickets for two to La Reve, $200 a day in dining credits at the hotel, three days of spa access and a round of golf for two. You'll also pick up access to the Penske Wynn Ferrari Museum, two 50-minute massages and entry to Blush Boutique Nightclub.
So, what is this company all about? It's a new travel site (or, it will be) that will focus on "exceptional travel experiences." Details are thin, but we'll know more in a few weeks. So for now, take advantage of the contest.
"We are excited to offer this amazing experience with one of our key partners as a sneak preview into the types of experiences you can expect from Off & Away when we launch," said Doug Aley, CEO and Co-Founder of Off & Away.
The contest is open through May 23, 2010 at Off & Away's website. Spread the word via Facebook or Twitter, and you could score up to 10 extra chances to win. The winner will be announced on June 30, 2010.
Having seen the comments left by our readers about the viruses, I contacted Off & Away to see what was happening. Following is the company's reply:
For those who were affected by the virus earlier this morning, please be assured this is something we take very seriously and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure it does not happen again. Off & Away is founded and run by former Amazon.com, Expedia, Alaska Airlines, Orbitz, and Farecast.com employees. We always strive for excellence are committed to providing our customers with the best experiences possible. This was not one of them, and for that, we sincerely apologize.
The site promoting the sweepstakes was compromised. It appears to have started in our hosting environment. We're still investigating with that firm. Malicious code was entered into our website causing a redirect to the suspicious page people encountered. Since discovering this, we've pulled down the sweepstakes on our site, and are rebuilding in a different environment and with a different, more secure host. The new host is the same one we will be using when we launch.
We expect the sweepstakes to be live again in the next few hours once this work is complete. Thanks to our customers for discovering this and for your patience.
Doug Aley and Michael Walton