Press Releases

Travelocity Roaming Gnome Nabs New Yorker for Around-the-World Adventure

Guess Their Destinations to Win $1,000 in Travel Cash

Nov 29, 2012

SOUTHLAKE, TX (November 29, 2012) – Travelocity is thrilled to announce the winner of its Great Gnome Nabbing contest. Out of nearly 1,000 video submissions the Travelocity Roaming Gnome nabbed Ashley Castle from her home in New York, N.Y. to take her on an adventure of a lifetime worth $65,000. Castle has been dreaming of leaving her office job to explore the world, and the Roaming Gnome is making that dream a reality today.

"When I first heard about The Great Gnome Nabbing contest I knew I had to enter," explains Castle. "It is a dream come true to travel around the world with the Roaming Gnome. As I leave my day job to take on this adventure, I look forward to seeing where my travels take me."

Beginning September 30, travel enthusiasts like Castle, from across the country submitted videos to the Roaming Gnome explaining why they should be nabbed and taken on an around-the-globe trip. Castle leveraged social media to spread the word about The Great Gnome Nabbing and to ultimately earn the most consumer votes out of all Top 10 Finalists. The trip for Castle and her guest, Jeanne Grabowski, features business class flights across five continents, first-rate accommodations, unforgettable sights and the opportunity to make a difference with Travelocity Travel for Good volunteer activities.

Earlier today, Castle was surprised by the Roaming Gnome with a knock at her door and she is now setting out on the first leg of her around-the-globe adventure. Watch her surprise nabbing at the Gnome Nabbed website.

Consumers are invited to guess the stops on Castle and Grabowski’s adventure along the way to be entered to win $1,000 toward a trip of their own. Clues will be posted on Travelocity’s new Facebook app, Let’s Roam, and eligible participants can enter once a day, every day at www.gnomenabbed.com.

"I have the most lovely things planned for my trip with Ashley and Jeanne – fine hotels, exciting adventures, exotic destinations!" explained the Roaming Gnome.

The other nine finalists of The Great Gnome Nabbing video contest received $2,000 to be used toward a vacation of their choosing. You can view Ashley’s award winning video "Gnome…Let’s Roam—Texas Style!" by visiting www.gnomenabbed.com.

About Travelocity Global 
Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion – before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry (http://www.travelocity.com/guarantee). This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity one of the largest travel companies in the world. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.