FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. – August 4, 2017 – The Los Cabos Hotel Association and HCP Media are excited to invite all professional photographers, snap-happy vacationers and accidental artists to submit their best images of Los Cabos. Celebrated and amateur photographers who reside in the U.S. or Mexico can participate by submitting their best photos of Los Cabos via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LosCabosCoverContest. Images can also be submitted by sending them via email to [email protected]

The contest runs from midnight on Tuesday, August 1st, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 15th. Judging will begin after the contest closes. A selection jury will announce the winning image — which must be original and faithfully represent the destination — on November 1, 2017.

“Los Cabos is an unforgettably photogenic destination. It’s always a treat to see it through someone else’s eyes,” said Paloma Palacios, Executive President of the Los Cabos Hotel Association. “We want the book to reflect Los Cabos and also the people who make it so special.” “After the great response we received last year, we’re excited to announce a second cover contest,” said Marisa Beazel, President and Publisher of HCP Media. “Making it an annual competition allows us to engage and include the people who live in Los Cabos and the visitors who are constantly discovering something new there.”

The 2018 installment of Visit Los Cabos — with the winning photograph featured on the cover — will be distributed throughout the destination’s hotels and resorts in December 2017. The contest winner will also receive a three-night stay in Los Cabos, along with a dinner for two, courtesy of HCP Media.

About AHLC

The Asociación de Hoteles de Los Cabos (Los Cabos Hotel Association) is tasked with promoting consensus and collaboration among its members, while strengthening alliances with local businesses and government institutions. Established in 1997, the Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary boasting 74 member properties that currently represent approximately 14,770 rooms. An additional 640 rooms are scheduled to become available by the end of 2017. Its vision is to maintain a resort infrastructure that supports the needs of the local tourism sector by providing for and promoting quality of service while adhering to the industry’s best practices for sustainable growth, pursuing ever-higher occupancy rates and increasing the number of local jobs created to benefit the Los Cabos economy.

About HCP Media
As communication experts, HCP Media, a division of McClatchy, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom media and promotion company, HCP offers a wide variety of engaging print publications, developing and producing over 100 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients. The company’s reach extends beyond the travel niche and into the global luxury market, including en-suite cruise line publications and luxury lifestyle magazines. Additional custom products include multilingual destination guides, in-room hotel books, in-flight magazines, travel videos and websites, as well as accompanying sales, marketing and promotional programs. The company also produces commemorative coffee-table books, healthcare publications, program guides and other customized publications. Beyond the written word, HCP’s top-tier marketing and branding products include custom event marketing, strategic social media and blog content, marketing publications, and materials for national and global companies targeting affluent, sophisticated consumers. Together, these turnkey, top-quality print and digital marketing solutions reach more than 80 million active travelers annually and 5 million unique monthly visitors on its combined websites. In addition, HCP’s work has been recognized with more than 275 prestigious awards for editorial, photography and design.

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Contest Details:
Contest Begins: Tuesday, August 1
Contest Ends: Friday, September 15

Winning Entry:
Winner Announced: Tuesday, November 1
Cover Revealed: December 8
For more details and complete contest rules, go to visit-cabo.com and click on the Cover Contest tab
on the menu bar.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
U.S. – HCP Media
Ingrid Martinez • 305.376.2021 • [email protected]

Mexico – Asociación de Hoteles de Los Cabos
Lilzi Orcí • 624.143.4777 • [email protected]