CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, and its Chairman, Kenn Ricci, today announced a co-sponsored Instagram contest with a prize that includes a private jet excursion to Marquis Los Cabos, the famed resort on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. In order to win, contestants must suggest a unique travel experience that Ricci can undertake and share with his Instagram followers.
“I’m passionate about private aviation and about traveling to beautiful and interesting places, and I enjoy sharing my experiences on Instagram,” said Ricci. “I’m asking my Instagram followers to suggest new travel destinations, and two of those who come up with the best ideas will win a private jet vacation to Cabo San Lucas, one of the most exciting, picturesque places in the world.”
Ricci is offering two individuals who submit the most distinctive travel ideas to his Instagram account the chance to win:
- Travel on a private jet for each winner via fractional private jet provider Flexjet from anywhere in the continental United States to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
- During the flight, they can get to know Ricci, one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, an aviation innovator and an experienced world traveler.
- Once in Cabo San Lucas, the winners will be treated to a 4-day, 3-night stay at Marquis Los Cabos Resort and Spa, a property in the distinctive Leading Hotels of the World collection.
How to Enter
1) Contestants must visit and follow Kenn Ricci’s official Instagram account, @KennRicci.
2) On the Kenn Ricci Instagram official contest post, contestants must offer a detailed description of a location, anywhere in the world that is both distinctive and involves a notable component that Ricci should travel to, experience and share with his Instagram audience. Entries will be judged on criteria including originality, creativity, relevancy to the Ricci Instagram account and feasibility. In addition, the suggestions must include the official contest hashtag: #KennRicciCaboContest.
The contest will open for submissions on March 15, 2018 and will close on April 11, 2018. Those interested in participating can visit the following website https://contest.kennricci.com/ for a detailed summary of the contest rules, restrictions and entry details.
Ricci, who has visited more than 80 countries, said, “I never tire of visiting new places, and hope this contest brings ideas for new destinations that I can share on Instagram as a way of inspiring others to travel themselves and fulfill their passions.”
About Kenn Ricci
Kenn Ricci’s pioneering vision led him to create Directional Aviation, which operates companies offering services in nearly every area of private aviation. These companies, which employ more than 2,200 people and generate $1.5 billion in annual revenue, include Flexjet, Sentient Jet, Skyjet, Nextant Aerospace, N1 Engines and Constant Aviation.
Long active in civic and charitable affairs, Ricci is a member of the board of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, as well as the boards of University Hospitals, the Smithsonian and several corporations. He also is the aviation advisor to the Guggenheim Aero Opportunity Fund.
Ricci is a committed philanthropist who, in 2017, committed $100 million to Notre Dame, the largest unrestricted gift in the university’s history. Ricci supports Able Flight at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, which enables people with disabilities, many of them military veterans, to undergo flight training. Ricci also has championed research to support the development of a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, which today affects 30,000 children and adults in the U.S.
The author of Management by Trust, which features practical techniques for building employee trust and success, Ricci has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the youngest-ever recipient of the William Ong Memorial Award for meritorious service to the aviation industry, as well as the Harvard Business School’s Dively Award for Entrepreneurship. He also has received the “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award” from the Living Legends of Aviation, which honors people of great accomplishment in aviation; in 2018, the award was re-named for Ricci.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 18 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years. In 2015, Flexjet introduced Red Label by Flexjet, which features the youngest fleet in the industry, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft and the LXi Cabin Collection of interiors. To date there are more than 25 different interior designs across its fleet, which includes the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express, the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram @FlexjetLLC.
About Marquis Los Cabos
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Marquis Los Cabos opened its doors in March 2015 following an extensive $10 million renovation and redesign. Located directly on the beach in Baja California Sur, the property boasts 235 newly renovated ocean front suites, each with stunning views of the Sea of Cortés; upgraded in-room amenities; a newly whitewashed exterior; and the re-introduction of signature Marquis guest services that elevate the all-inclusive, adults-only resort to an extraordinary level of destination hospitality. Found throughout the resort and in-suite is a curated collection of sculptures and works of art by up-and-coming Latin American artists. Marquis Los Cabos also features three pools overlooking the ocean expanse; a 13,000 sq. ft. holistic Marquis Spa; five dining options in addition to a café and two bars all helmed by Master Chef Thierry Dufour; 12,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; access to several 18-hole golf courses within miles of the resort; and a wide variety of on-property activities and entertainment. To learn more about the Marquis, visit www.marquisloscabos.com.