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iQapps and Virgin Atlantic Airways Announce the Up In The Air Sweepstakes A chance for travelers to win 100,000 Flying Club Miles with Virgin Atlantic Airways

  (August 19, 2011)

Cluj Napoca, Romania (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

iQapps, the developer of the award-winning travel app Trip Journal, and Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul carriers, today announced the launch of its new marketing campaign to promote the recently launched Trip Journal Virgin Atlantic Edition.

The new campaign called the Up In The Air Sweepstakes will run from August 12, 2011 to October 12, 2011 and award a total of 100,000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Atlantic Airways. Only persons residing in UK and US who are at least 18 years of age can enter are eligible to participate.

Ten (10) Winners will get a chance to win their share of the 100,000 Flying Club miles that are up for grabs each winner will receive 10,000 Flying Club miles to use with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

To enter the sweepstakes, participants are asked to visit the Trip Journal Facebook Fan Page, Like the fan page, then complete the Up In The Air Sweepstakes Entry Form.

A complete and eligible entry consists of, (1) a completed Sweepstakes Entry Form with the participants (a) First and Last Name, (b) Age, and Contact Information, including country of residence and a valid email address; and (2) An exported trip from the Trip Journal app to Trip Journal for Facebook.

Winners will have to establish a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club membership if they do not already have an active membership. Membership is free. Full Flying Club Terms and Conditions apply.

Participants are also encouraged to share the sweepstakes with friends and family on Facebook, post an original tweet on Twitter, or send an invite by email. Inviting a friend to enter who also completes an eligible entry into the sweepstakes, earns the referring participant an additional entry into the sweepstakes.

There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Trip Journal Virgin Atlantic Edition is FREE and limited to 3 trips. For more trips, the Trip Journal Premium app is available for $.99 during the Up In The Air Sweepstakes period. Users of the Virgin Atlantic Edition can simply tap the 'Buy Trip Journal now' button or go to to download the Trip Journal Premium app.

See all details and the Official Rules.

A Bit About Trip Journal
Trip Journal, from app developer iQapps, makes it easy to document vacation experiences and share them with friends and family. Friends and family can follow travelers real time updates from visited destinations, including the Points of Interest POI, photos, videos, and notes the traveler has recorded along the way.

The Trip Journal Virgin Atlantic Edition has some extra special add-ons like featured trips from Vtravelled, and is available for both Android and iPhone. Here is what passionate traveler can do with Trip Journal:

Record Trips

  • Track the route using GPS technology, one of the most accurate tracking solutions available
  • Record and edit Points of Interest POI or waypoints for visited destinations with automatic and manual positioning
  • Log present location automatically for all waypoints where available (e.g. Country, City Address)
  • Take photos and record videos using Trip Journal and save them to the Photo Gallery using mobile device, at full camera resolution with the choice of two quality options for recorded video
  • Add and tag photos and videos from the Photo Gallery to waypoints you've previously created
  • Add comments about visited destinations and write notes in the journal to highlight holiday experiences

View Trips

Map View lets travelers track the progress of their trip in real time.

  • View real time trip stats, media, notes, and waypoints
  • View trips using Google Maps & Open Maps
  • Featured trips for the app are provided courtesy of Vtravelled
  • Store as many trips as you like in the Trip Archive.

Share Trips

Using the Trip sharing feature, travelers can export a media-rich version of their trip to share with friends and family while having fun on holiday. The Virgin Atlantic Trip Journal Edition also supports:

  • Share a media-rich view of your trip, map and all by Email and also to Facebook
  • Publish photos to Picasa and Flickr
  • Post videos to YouTube
  • Share a tweet about the trip or current location with Twitter (e.g. GPS Tweeting)

The Virgin Atlantic Trip Journal Edition is compatible with the iPad and iPod touch. Some things to note -- location features such as (Track Route, Geo-tagging and Maps) are available only in Wi-Fi spots and continued usage of GPS running in the background can dramatically reduce battery life!

Download Virgin Atlantic's Trip Journal from iTunes App Store
Download Virgin Atlantic's Trip Journal from Android Market

A Perfect Companion App
Travelers may also want to try Trip Viewer for iPad. Trip Viewer is an exciting new way to view trips on the iPad. Theres a dynamic slideshow feature that takes travelers every step of the way through the trip. It's an excellent companion app to Trip Journal and one of the best ways to rediscover traveled routes, photos, and videos. Trip Viewer is Free.

About iQapps
Trip Journal is developed by iQapps, the Mobile Apps division of iQuest. The team consists of 40 developers, user experience, testers and marketing specialists.

Trip Journal was awarded The Best Android Application for Travel in Googles Android Developer Challenge in 2009 and later made its iPhone OS debut in several European Apple TV Ads in 2010. Since that time, Trip Journal has received the votes of users and industry experts to win many awards.

Recent achievements include 3rd Place in the 2011 Nokia Calling All Innovators competition and nomination for Best Travel App in the 15th Annual Webby Awards with the ranks of fellow nominees, Kayak Mobile, TripIt, Airbnb, and Conde Naste Traveler City Guides. Trip Journal was also an AppCircus Winner & Nominee for the Mobile Premier Awards at the 2011 Mobile World Congress.

The press have also given Trip Journal a thumbs up with Travel + Leisure naming it one of the Top Travel Apps of 2010, and CNN Go putting it in the class of the 10 Best Travel Apps Ever.

There are over 400,000 passionate travelers in over 100 countries on Android, iPhone, Symbian, and Bada who are tracking, viewing, and sharing their travel experiences with Trip Journal.

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About Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the worlds leading long-haul airlines, was founded in 1984, and currently has 38 aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic offers service from 10 US cities to London and onto a range of long-haul destinations worldwide. From its main base at London Heathrow and Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic services destinations as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Delhi, Boston and Shanghai. Even with Virgin Atlantics continued growth, the service still remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation ensuring flying Virgin Atlantic is always an event. Pioneering many air travel innovations, Virgin Atlantic received a number of 2010 travel trade awards including for the third consecutive year, Travel Weeklys "Best International Airline," Global Travelers "Best Airline for Premium Economy Class," Business Travelers "Best Premium Economy Class in the World" and for the first time, "Best Airport Clubs/Lounges." To book travel contact 800-862-8621. For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic Press Office on 01293 747 373 or visit

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