ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2007 – Today, Delta is hosting a reunion party in Atlanta, Ga. for all five SiteSeer Challenge contestant teams. The last time all five teams were together was during the first trip to Budapest in July.
The SiteSeer Challenge began in late July when five two-person teams were selected from audition videos to compete in the contest and travel to up to four of Delta’s international destinations revealed during the course of the competition: Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Dubai. The participating teams completed various activities that captured on video the destination and their travel adventures in each city. The videos were posted online at delta.com/challenge for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The team with the fewest votes in each round was eliminated while the remaining teams continued on to the next destination to complete a new video. Nearly 30,000 viewers voted in the final round online at delta.com/challenge – a record number for the contest.
Delta.com/challenge viewers selected Clarence and Margaret Waterfall of Ogden, Utah as the winners of the SiteSeer Challenge hosted by Delta and American Express. The Waterfalls receive the grand prize of one million SkyMiles and 400,000 Hilton HHonors® points to continue their worldwide travel adventures.
“We’re excited for The Waterfalls to continue their travel adventures around the world,” said Mark Krolick, Delta’s managing director of Worldwide Marketing Communications. “The response from the online community to the contest and the contestants has been incredible. We had five great teams who made our SiteSeer Challenge a success and we thank each of them for joining us in this journey.”
The five SiteSeer Challenge contestant teams include: Team O., Gwamnisum “Emeka” and Chiwuzo “Ife” Okwumabua from East Point, Ga.; Carolina Cops, Renee Sherbert and Jackie Kellett from Mauldin, S.C.; Steph & Crow On the Go, John Crow and Stephanie Ryan from Atlanta, Ga.; Awesomest Brothers, Joel and Stephen Levinson Dayton, Ohio natives who now reside in Los Angeles, Calif. and New York City, N.Y.; and, SiteSeer Challenge winners The Waterfalls, Clarence and Margaret Waterfall from Ogden, Utah.
Delta.com viewers were offered the opportunity to receive up to 2,000 bonus SkyMiles by participating in the SiteSeer Challenge, including 250 bonus miles for voting in each round and an additional 1,000 bonus miles if they voted in all four rounds.
The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more. Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry, and it was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 by Business Traveler magazine.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 54 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 54 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 477 worldwide destinations in 103 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.