Ermo Taks arrived in Nairobi on the 18th of March for his dream holiday; courtesy of Journey Kenya Ltd. He was the lucky winner of Journey Kenya’s ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ promotion that ran between July and September 2010 on WAYN.com. (Where are You Now)
His 140 character long description of his dream holiday in Kenya on WAYN was voted best by WAYN’s 18.7 million strong community, winning him and his wife an all-expenses paid 12 day trip to sample some of the most exhilarating experiences Kenya has to offer.
Ermo will be accompanied by his wife Viire. They come from Estonia and will be treated to a unique holiday experience, sampling Kenya’s finest tourist destinations. They will experience five unforgettable adventures including a warm stylish welcome by Nairobi’s most chic hotel, spectacular star gazing in the Great Rift Valley, a romantic balloon ride over the Maasai Mara at dawn as well as sun, sand, golf and scuba diving in Diani.
Journey Kenya partnered five of the best Kenyan hotels for this exclusive holiday package. Tribe Hotel with its Afro-fusion chic architecture and design, representative of Nairobi’s vibrance, Heritage Hotel‘s Star gazing Great Rift Valley tour, Governor's Camp, famous for their spectacular dawn balloon tour over the Maasai Mara, Diving the Crab, offering holidaymakers the underwater delights of the Indian Ocean and the and Leisure Lodge with it luscious greens for a round of golf and white sandy beaches in Diani.
The promotion established tremendous interest in Kenya as a destination with over 2 million views from over 150 countries. It achieved Journey Kenya’s objectives to market Kenya as a tourist destination offering diverse experiences, promote their partner’s unique holiday offerings and position Kenya as a leader in innovation in tourism. The promotion was also featured at the E-Tourism conference in Nairobi, which brought together e-tourism leaders such as WAYN’s CEO, Jerome Touze in September 2010.
Asked about his expectations, Ermo hopes not to behave like a typical tourist, and is interested in meeting ordinary Kenyans to learn about Kenya’s unique culture, heritage and traditions. He is looking forward to seeing the Mara’s big game and his wife can’t wait to go diving in the Indian Ocean. Apart from the wildlife, he would also like to unwind by having a romantic dinner with his wife and running into an all-night beach party!
Ermo has worked in past for 3 years in theatre and 8 years as lecturer at the Tallin Technical University in Estonia. He uses WAYN to document his journeys: he has travelled to Indonesia and to several European countries so far. This will be his first time in Africa south of the Sahara. He speaks English and Russian fluently.
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