Melbourne family wins Business Class holiday to Beijing

A Melbourne family is off to beautiful Beijing after Mum of two Amanda was judged the winner of Jetstar's Facebook competition that celebrated the launch of the new service linking Melbourne with the Chinese capital.

Early next year Amanda, with her husband and sons, 14 and 11, will fly Jetstar business class to China and visit the Great Wall, famous Tiananmen Square and some of the other World Heritage listed sites of ancient China.

Amanda learned this week that her entry, likening her own personality to prawn crackers, had topped more than 4300 others that Australian Facebook fans lodged on the Jetstar Facebook page.

“I guess I'm like that cracker,” said Amanda. “My husband and the boys often say I am a bit of a drama queen but they'll probably think otherwise now that I've won them the chance to go to China with Jetstar.”

Amanda said her husband, a self employed electrician who drives a van, had to stop and park when she called to reveal her win. “He was just so excited and wanted to take time out to take in the news,” she said.

The Melbourne family, who have not been to China, will be packing their bags in the New Year and hope to make the trip in late February or March.

A separate competition with the same prize of four Business class tickets for travel between Singapore and Beijing was conducted in the city state and the winner was selected from more than 500 entries.

To take part in the competition, Facebook users had to „Like' the Jetstar Australia page where they were able to access to the entry form.

Entrants had to answer the following: Beijing's crispy Peking duck dish is world famous. Tell the judges in 25 words or less, if you were a Chinese dish, which would you be and why?

The competition was promoted via posts on Jetstar's Facebook page as well as Twitter, on Friday Fare Frenzy JetMail, and with a banner on the AU homepage.

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