Media Room

Hello and welcome.

Below you will find everything you need in regards to media-related information:

2017 Press Releases:
2017 Event Fact Sheet:
2017 Event e-Media Kit (PDF):
2017 Video News Release (VNR):
Media Liaison Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact us for anything we missed and you might need.

2017 Press Releases:

Below is a listing of our recent event-related press releases:

8 May 2017 (New York, USA) – 2017 – The World’s Greatest Travlers™ crowned in New York City

13 April 2017 (San Francisco, USA) 2017 – The World’s Greatest Travelers™ assemble in San Francisco – The Starting Line

19 October 2016 (San Francisco, USA) 2017 – World Travel Championship Event Dates Set

2017 Event Fact Sheet:

What:     The 2017 edition of The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is the 12th annual world travel championship…an around-the-world travel adventure competition that takes Teams on A Blind Date With The World™ and eventually crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers™.

When:      Every spring. The 2017 event will take place over three-weeks between April 14 and May 6, 2017. The 2016 defending champions and fifteen other international teams will travel from San Francisco to New York City—the really long way!

Who:      Team from around the world participate (Previous events have had teams from: USA, Canada, China, Belgium, New Zealand, Australia, England, Poland, Dubai & Barbados); with travelers from over 60 nations having previously applied.

Prizes:      The World’s Greatest Travelers™ trophy and $25,000 prize (Winners are invited to defend their title for free!).

Where:      A circumnavigation of the globe touching down in at least 10 countries spread across 4 continents; that may include: Peru, Colombia, Indonesia, Laos, Oman, Tanzania, Russia, Morocco and Italy. (These are only potential countries as The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is indeed A Blind Date With The World™ for all its participants—who do not know which 10 countries they will be visiting until they are given a 4-hour notice.

Why:     Teams also help raise funds for ongoing humanitarian causes. Past organizations that have helped fund ten co-ed elementary schools in Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Kenya, India, Niger and Ecuador; as well as helped over 1,800 households with interest free micro loans. Organizations supported include: Doctors without Borders, Partners in Health, Free the Children and KIVA, among others.

How:      For additional information please visit or call 1.310.281.7809.

2017 – e Media Kit (PDF download)

2017 Video News Release (YouTube)

Media Liaison Contact Information:

The Global Scavenger Hunt™ will be accepting applications for official media accreditation to cover the 11th edition of The Global Scavenger Hunt’s three-week around-the-world event in the spring of 2017 (April  & May), beginning January 15th, 2017. If you wish to cover the event in person, please let us know ASAP as media space is limited in 2017 and is not a freebie or open to comped or fam possibilities.

Please Note: Unfortunately, due to the nature of the places we visit, that between our departure dates and return dates, we may experience some delays in returning press calls, e-mails and other media inquiries. We regret this and hope that you understand—we’re focusing really hard on making our event as great as can be and making sure that our Teams get all our attention they need.

Please Note: That English is the official language of The Global Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for visiting; for any additional press information, including: high-res travel photos, contestant bios, event data, or a video news release, or to schedule interviews with contestants (past or present) or with event organizers, please contact:

Pamela Finmark
Media Liaison
1.310.281.7809 – Media [at]

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