By TIM JOHNSON
It wasn’t so long ago that airport hotels were notorious for their mediocrity, one-and-done affairs that (sometimes) offered a decent night of sleep—and little more—to travellers who were interested in just one thing: being close to the airport. (more…)
Vancouver Airport. Photo: Natalie Taylor
Vancouver’s version of the epic adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, is a little more grounded. Literally. To celebrate its’ 80th Anniversary, Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the contest “Around The Airport in 80 Days.” The contest is currently closed and in the voting stage, which ends on August 5, 2011. The winner will be stuck living at the airport and the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel for 80 consecutive days documenting the stories behind the tarmac on video at liveatYVR.ca commencing August 17, 2011 . Additionally, the winner receives a $15,000 honorarium, three meals per day for the 80 day period, and complimentary phone and video equipment.