Cebu Pacific, the country's leading airline, calls on all adventurous and fun-loving college students for a chance to go on an ultimate all expenses paid backpacking trip. Now on its third year, the Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 is bigger and better than ever, with five student teams traveling to international and domestic destinations for nine days for free.
The Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 is open to all university and college students who have an insatiable thirst for adventure and a knack for budget travel. To qualify, they must form a team of three members and upload a video that answers the question "What's your idea of a fun adventure?" to www.juanforfun.com.
Teams will find out their destinations when the challenge kicks off on June 24, 2014, and they have until July 2, 2014 to have as many fun and exciting experiences and discoveries within a given travel allowance. To earn extra points and additional prizes, they must also complete the special fun challenges prepared by Cebu Pacific in each destination.
Levelling up this year's challenge are Adventure Coaches—noted personalities known for their love for travelling—who will be assigned to mentor each team before they head to their destination. During the course of the challenge, the Adventure Coaches will stay in touch and cheer for their respective teams through social media.
The trio with the most number of fun activities out of their given budget, and the highest standing in the Special Fun Challenges, will win the competition and score awesome prizes to go on even more exciting trips. Prizes include 12 round-trip tickets to any Cebu Pacific international or domestic destination of their choice, plus over Php150,000.00 worth of other exciting prizes such as Canon Powershot SX510HS cameras, Vaude Sapporo Carry-On Trolleys, Vaude Hogan Ultra-Light Tents and a whole lot more.
The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 is co-presented by Jack n' Jill Pretzels. It is supported by Vaude, Canon, Botak and the Department of Tourism, and endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Last year, the challenge brought the teams on a week-long backpacking trip around the Philippines. They took on daring and colorful adventures, from exploring the Puerto Princesa Underground River and eating crocodile sisig in Davao, to haggling the price for jetskiing in Boracay. Silliman University students Sesinando "Sesi" Quilao, Jr., Patrik Norouzi and So Myeong Lee of Team Crimson bagged the grand prize, accomplishing over 100 fun activities with approximately Php20,000 in savings.
"This is one of our favorite events of the year, because we get to meet so many adventurous students, who are bursting with energy and enthusiasm for travel onboard Cebu Pacific. The world outside the four walls of a classroom can teach so many life lessons, and the passion for travel, once ignited, can lead to a lot of wonderful discoveries. We are very excited to watch this year's video entries for our biggest Juan for Fun yet," said Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Form a team now and let Cebu Pacific fly you to a once-in-a-lifetime backpacking trip with friends. Submission of entries is until May 10, 2014. For more details, visit www.juanforfun.com or Cebu Pacific's official Facebook and Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) pages.