Trying to piggyback on the success of the best job in the world" contest, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) came up with the best trip in the world: one lucky team gets NT$ 1.000.000 to spend a month in Taiwan and blog about it!
Sounds great, right? That’s what I thought until I read the complicated rules. To get a chance of winning the big price of NT$ 1.000.000 minus 20% taxes, your team has to - among other things - be one of 50 teams selected for stage 1 of the contest. In this stage, the teams have to travel through Taiwan for four days and upload a video plus description to the official website on every day. On day 5, the teams have to show up at a location chosen by the bureau and - once confirmed they’ve uploaded the videos and texts - they get NT$ 28.000 (per team). That sounds quite generous until you read that the teams have to pay for their own airfares.
I really don’t understand why this contest was even mentioned in the media here in Europe. The minimum you’d pay for a ticket for two persons is about NT$ 86.000.
Might be interesting if you happen to be in Taiwan anyway between July 11 and August 31.