Closed – Win a 5-day vacation to New Orleans

CONGRATULATIONS to Melanie Wegener in South Australia, the winner of our 5 night vacation for two to New Orleans! Check out our latest contest to win a big prize.


For 300 years, New Orleans has been welcoming visitors to the Big Easy. In fact, New Orleans is celebrating its tricentennial this year. It’s for that reason there is no better time to immerse yourself in the culture of New Orleans and enjoy the jazzy sounds and Creole flavours of the French Quarter.

Every day will lead you through a memorable experience of unique cuisine, exciting nightlife and historical charm. New Orleans is a destination for all ages, from its world-class family attractions to a romantic stroll through the music clubs of Frenchman Street. To plan your trip today, visit 


About Royal Sonesta New Orleans 
The award-winning Royal Sonesta New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter is more than a place to stay. With 483 newly renovated guest rooms and 36 suites, authentic hospitality and world-class amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre, it is an experience to savour.  

As the VIP box seat to a true New Orleans experience, guests find the best of the Big Easy all under one roof.  The resort-style, luxury property is home to several dining and entertainment venues, offering world-renowned fine dining at Restaurant R’evolution, authentic Louisiana cuisine at Desire Oyster Bar, nightly live music at The Jazz Playhouse and more. 

Though located directly on bustling Bourbon Street and steps away from the action, guests can sit back in the hotel’s relaxing lush courtyard or grab a cocktail at the tranquil Oasis Pool. Now more than ever, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a destination in and of itself. 

United Airlines
United Airlines and United Express operate about 4500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  

United Airlines flies daily to New Orleans via Houston. Earlier this year United Airlines launched the new Sydney-Houston nonstop service, connecting customers in Australia to the USA’s fourth largest city for the first time.  

The daily service on United’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner offers convenient access to Houston as well as many other cities across the U.S. and Latin America through its hub.  

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 The prize includes  

  • Five nights with breakfast for two each morning at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, in a Deluxe Room.   
  • Two economy tickets from Sydney to New Orleans with United Airlines.
  • Airport transfers for two with Airport Shuttle New Orleans.
  • Admission to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium as well as The National WWII Museum.


Entry is open to all Vacations & Travel readers over the age of 18, in print or online in Australia. To go into the draw, sign up for the Vacations & Travel e-newsletter here.  

Entries must be received by December 31, 2018. The lucky winner will be notified by email and will be published online at on January 7, 2019.  

Win a Five-Day vacation in New Orleans! 

Terms and conditions: Prize is valid for two persons and entry is open Australia wide, to persons aged 18 years or older only. The prize is valid to be used and must be completed by December 19, 2019. If for any reason a winner does not take the prize and complete the relevant holiday before that date or once the prize has been booked, take the prize or an element of the prize by the date stipulated, then the prize or that element of the prize will be forfeited without further compensation. The accommodation prize at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is subject to availability at the time of booking and blackout dates apply. Accommodation is in a Deluxe Room and must be taken on consecutive nights. The certificate will be mailed to the winner at the address provided. This offer is based on space availability and not valid during holidays or special events. Reservations are required and can only be made up to 30 days in advance. Gift certificates are only confirmed by calling the Executive Office directly at +1-504-553-2221. **Certificate must be presented upon check-in**  The winner will receive two economy tickets to New Orleans. The following blackout dates apply: April 13 to 29, 2019, July 6 to 22, 2019   September 28 to October 13, December 19 to January 28, 2020. The prize does not include airline taxes. The vouchers for Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium as well as The National WWII Museum will be mailed to the winner at the address provided.  All other expenses, not specifically stipulated in the prize package as an inclusion, remain the responsibility of the prizewinner and their nominated travel companion(s) as incurred, including but not limited to: spending money; additional meals (other than those included); additional travel and transfers; items of a personal nature; in-room charges; gratuities; optional activities and any other ancillary costs, including but not limited to insurance and any applicable insurance excesses. Prizes or any unused portion of a prize are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. Vacations & Travel magazine will not be held liable for any loss or harm to prize winners. Travel insurance is the responsibility of all prize winners and we strongly recommend the comprehensive cover.  Staff of Where Australia or their extended families and friends are ineligible to enter. The prize will be drawn at noon on January 7, 2019 and the winner notified via email and announced at The prize, valued at $8475 *plus attractions has been organised by Where Australia, ABN 44 167 255 254.   


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