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VISA-Host Marriott Sweepstakes

Host Marriott Services Corporation the leading food, beverage and retail concessionaire in travel and entertainment venues, announced today that it is teaming up with Visa U.S.A. to promote an “Around the World Family Sweepstakes” for customers at it’s more than 70 airport locations worldwide. The program, which began today, runs through Nov. 6.

This new program is designed to thank customers for frequenting Host Marriott Services airport food and beverage facilities worldwide. Entry in the contest is simple. Each time a customer uses their Visa credit card for a purchase at one of the Host Marriott Services identified sweepstakes locations, they will automatically be entered into a drawing to win the around the world vacation. Customers not using a credit card can enter the contest by sending in their name and address to the sweepstakes’ administration. Entry rules and details will be available at all participating locations.

The “Around the World Family Sweepstakes” is being co-sponsored by a select group of premier travel partners including Visa U.S.A., Northwest Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites and Avis Rental Car.

One lucky winner and three guests will be awarded the “Around the World Family Sweepstakes” grand prize. The global adventure will include stops in Maui, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Amsterdam, Holland and New York City, New York. Air travel will be provided by Northwest Airlines, and hotel accommodations will be provided by Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites. In addition, Avis Rental Car will provide a full size car for the prize winner in each city.

Nearly all of Host Marriott Services more than 1,000 locations will be participating in the event, including many of the company’s popular airport brands such as Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, Taco Bell, Cinnabon and P.S. Airpubs.

Host Marriott Services, with its worldwide headquarters in Bethesda, Md., is the leading food, beverage and retail concessionaire at nearly 200 travel and entertainment venues, with approximately 23,000 employees in five countries around the globe. Host Marriott Services, with revenues of $1.3 billion, is best known for its custom solutions business approach that combines internationally known brands with regional favorites in airports, travel plazas, shopping malls and entertainment attractions. The company, which spun-off from Host Marriott Corporation in December 1995, has concentrated its recent growth initiatives on international airports and domestic shopping malls.

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