Booking.com will receive nominations on Facebook and Instagram until November 25, 2019, and the winners will be announced in early 2020. The “Booking Heroes” competition celebrates the extraordinary hospitality of accommodation providers who offer their guests more than just a bed to rest. When they share their story, guests have the opportunity to win 25.000 euros that they can spend on Booking.com – for themselves and for their “Booking Hero”. Source / photo: Booking.com Booking.com, announced the holding of the third “Booking Heroes” competition, which invites its users to share with the world the story of the accommodation provider that made their trip unforgettable. One exceptional “Booking hero” and the guest who nominated him will win 25.000 euros each, which they can spend on Booking.com, and two more guests and the heroes who nominated him will win 5000 euros each. In order to nominate their “Booking Hero” and participate in the competition, Booking.com travelers simply need to share their story on Facebook or Instagram by November 25, 2019 and include the following information: Where they stayed on their Booking.com trip , the role of their “Booking hero” in the accommodation facility, how their “Booking hero” exceeded all expectations and the hashtag #BookingHero and #contest, and if they post on Instagram, they should make sure that their profile is public and mark the post with @bookingc . “At Booking.com we know that travel is more than just accommodation. The people you meet along the way are an integral part of creating memorable experiences“, Said Arjan Dijk, Vice President and Head of Marketing at Booking.com. “I am thrilled by the inspiring stories that guests share in this competition and I am immensely proud of the work that our partners put in to provide their guests with exceptional experiences. They are a mirror of hospitality at its best and I can’t wait to see who our next ‘Booking Heroes’ areHe added More information and all the terms and conditions of the competition can be found HERE.
College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock announced Monday that starting Feb. 1, university President C. L. Max Nikias will be the Chairman of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers.Nikias will replace former University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman due to a combination of Perlman’s retirement this upcoming summer, and for Nikias’s pivotal role in the playoff committee during the 2015-2016 season.“Nikias has been instrumental in the development and growth of the College Football Playoff,” Hancock said in the CFP’s press release. “We appreciate his leadership and continued support. He is highly respected by his fellow presidents and chancellors and he will be an excellent chair.”With one representative from each NCAA Division I FBS conference, Nikias was a natural choice as the chairman of the Playoff Committee after USC Athletic Director and Pac-12 representative Pat Haden stepped down from his position on the CFP selection committee.As the chairman and member of the Board of Managers, Nikias will be responsible for leading the Board of Managers and helping to govern the College Football Playoff’s business, property and affairs. The board works to create annual budgets and develop general procedures.Among the Board of Managers are: Rodney Bennett, University of Southern Mississippi president (C-USA); Anthony Frank, Colorado State University president (Mountain West); Burns Hargis, Oklahoma State University president (Big 12); Jack Hawkins, Troy University chancellor (Sun Belt); Rev. John Jenkins, University of Notre Dame president (Independent), Mark Keenum, Mississippi State University president (SEC), Roderick McDavis, Ohio University president (MAC); Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska chancellor (Big Ten); John Thrasher, Florida State University president (ACC); and Steadman Upham, University of Tulsa president (American Athletic).Although Nikias has not held any positions of responsibility in terms of sports, he has held positions of authority in the USC education system.Since he was hired at USC in 1991, Nikias has been instrumental in many facets of USC education, serving as a professor, director of national research centers, dean, provost and president along with holding the Robert C. Packard President’s Chair, the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, the USC Health System Board Chair and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Chair.With spring football on the horizon though, Nikias and the College Football Playoff Board of Managers will be busy at work preparing for next season.