CREST's Trivia Contest

Feb. 26 - March 12, 2018

Part of being a responsible traveler is knowing, at the very least, some basic facts about the place you plan to visit. With that in mind, and because CREST specializes in knowing, top to bottom, the destinations in which it works, we’re hosting a Facebook triva contest for two weeks. It’s a way for you to have some fun while getting acquainted with what CREST does and many of the projects in which we’re engaged.

Plus, there’s a prize—a one-night stay in the historic and luxurious Francis Marion Hotel in one of the United States’ premiere travel destinations, beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina. The stay is for a weeknight only, and the gift certificate, generously donated by the hotel, must be used by May 31, 2018. You’ll find more details about the hotel stay, below, but, first, here are the contest rules:

Contest Rules

  • Follow CREST on Facebook (if you aren’t already)!
  • From Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, through Monday, March 12, 2018, every other day at 1 p.m. EST, we will post a question on Facebook focused on a travel destination in which CREST works or has worked and provide two answers from which to choose. This will be done via a Facebook poll. (You’ll also be able to link to this poll via Twitter and Instagram.)
  • Contestants will have 24 hours after each posting to choose one of the two answers. Answers will not be accepted after 1 p.m. EST the following day. At 1:30 p.m. EST that day, we will announce the correct answer in a Facebook post.
  • A total of 8 questions will be asked during the two-week period. The winner of the one-night stay in the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the person who, after the trivia contest is over, has answered the most questions correctly. So you’ll need to check CREST’s Facebook page regularly for the questions and make sure you answer them within 24 hours of posting. Those questions will be asked on the following dates at 1 p.m. EST: Feb. 26, Feb. 28, March 2, March 4, March 6, March 8, March 10, and March 12.
  • If there is a clear winner after the contest is over, he/she will be contacted with regards to details about the prize and, that week, his/her name will be shared with our Facebook followers. If more than one person has answered the most questions correctly, one of the names of those people will be drawn from a hat at CREST’s office, and that name will indicate the winner. He/she will then be contacted by CREST.   

Eligibility: You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.

This contest is sponsored by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and Francis Marion Hotel.


Rules for Francis Marion Hotel Gift Certificate Use

The gift certificate (which will be mailed to the contest winner) entitles the bearer to a one-night stay in a “Deluxe King Guest Room,” including room taxes, at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, based upon availability. The certificate is not valid Friday and Saturday nights, holidays and Charleston’s special event dates.

Some special amenities available at the Francis Marion include:

  • Plush European bedding
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar serving classic Southern cuisine
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access
  • Spa Adagio
  • The General Store
  • Starbucks Café
  • Complimentary business center
  • Walking distance to most historical Charleston attractions
  • Concierge service
  • Valet parking

Your reservation will be honored only upon presentation of the certificate. If the original certificate is not presented upon check-in, the room will be charged at the current rate.

Kindly contact (877) 756-2121 to make your reservation.

(Early spring is one of the hotel’s busy seasons, and dates fill up quickly, especially in its suites.)

Please call as early as possible to secure your preferred date. Ask for Ms. Jaime Huger, Reservations Manager, should you need assistance.

Compliments of the Francis Marion Hotel.
Valid through May 31, 2018.
Gift certificate number: D01380

*The certificate is for room and tax only and does not include incidental charges, such as: parking, restaurant, lounge, telephone, or any other charges that may apply to your stay. Excluding Friday and Saturday nights, Holidays and Special Events. Advanced reservations are required, and all reservations are on a space-availability basis only. The certificate has no cash value. Not valid towards payment for group events. Please mention the certificate and its number at the time of booking and present the original to the agent upon check-in. The Francis Marion Hotel reserves the right to revoke the certificate at any time for any reason. Please also note that we are unable to extend the validity date of the certificate.

Check out the winners from our Past Contests!