ASTA contest asks travelers to share stories of vacations gone wrong

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ASTA has launched a consumer contest, "Vacation Do Over," in which one winner will go on his or her dream vacation worth up to $10,000, planned by a travel advisor.

ASTA is asking consumers to share a story of a vacation gone wrong via a submission form on its consumer-facing website,, by July 19. ASTA also wants entrants to submit a video of themselves. Then, they are asked to follow on Instagram or Facebook and share one of its "Vacation Do Over" posts on their Instagram or Facebook page.

The winner, to be announced Aug. 1, will get a trip planned by an ASTA member advisor.

"You can avoid costly disasters and booking mistakes when working with a professional," ASTA said in a statement. "To illustrate this point, we're asking contestants to share their worst travel disasters."

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