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The Public Is Invited to Vote for Six Military Families to Win

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AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2017 Frommer’s and HomeAway® today announced 30 finalists in “6 for 60,” a contest celebrating Frommer’s Travel Guides’ military origins and six decades of inspiring travelers. Now through June 25, the public is invited to visit the contest’s website and select the six military families that will receive an unforgettable vacation. Top vote-getters will receive a five-night stay at a HomeAway vacation rental in Hilton Head, SC; Orlando, FL; Puerto Rico; Sonoma, CA; London, England; or Verona, Italy.


Hundreds of nominations highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of military personnel and their families. The panel that chose the 30 finalists included Pauline Frommer, editorial director of Frommer’s guidebooks and Frommers.com; John Kim, president of HomeAway; Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”; and Kate Maisel, features editor of “Stars and Stripes.” Now it’s up to the public to get inspired by and vote for the stories, including the Iraqi translator who married his English teacher, families that serve together but have been deployed apart, and retired soldiers who want to create vacation memories to make up for milestones they missed in their children’s lives.


“We were honored and moved by the number and quality of nominations that came in, all of which were inspiring stories of military families,” said Pauline Frommer, editorial director of Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com. “My dad started this company by publishing a travel guide for his fellow GIs, and I love that all these years later we’re able to still help military families fulfill their travel dreams.”



About the Contest

Frommer’s and HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals, partnered on the “6 for 60” contest. From May 23 to June 4, families with a member either on active duty or retired from the military were encouraged to upload a family photo and include a paragraph about the nominated family’s accomplishments and what this magical vacation would mean to them. The prize trips include five nights in a HomeAway, along with airfare for four and $1,500 to spend on ground transportation, meals or however each winner may choose. To learn more about the finalists’ entries and cast your vote, visit Frommers.com. Winners will be announced this summer.


About HomeAway

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in holiday rentals with sites representing more than two million places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia family of brands. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.homeaway.com.

About Frommer’s

Frommer's, one of the most venerable brands in travel, has been in continual publication since the 1957 debut of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary “Europe on 5 Dollars a Day,” which changed the way the world traveled. Join us on Frommers.com, Facebook (facebook.com/Frommers), Twitter (twitter.com/Frommers) and Instagram (instagram.com/Frommers). Our two radio shows are streaming and podcasted at frommers.com/podcast.



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