Is there a Lucy in your life? Or even better, is Lucy your name? If so, you’re going to want to pay close attention to Virgin Holidays’ latest offer, as it could lead to you getting free flights to the stunning Caribbean island of St Lucia. No, really!
The company is running a competition, which starts today, and ends on 11 March, to mark International Women’s Day, and has chosen to spotlight St Lucia as it’s the only country in the world to be named after a woman – Saint Lucie.
‘We wanted to celebrate St Lucia’s place in the world – the one country named after a woman – by empowering St Lucie’s namesakes, Lucys and Lucias across the UK, with the opportunity to visit this tropical island paradise,’ Joe Thompson, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, said of the inspiration behind the competition.
‘Our research indicates that that two thirds of British women struggle to take holidays, due to the pressures of balancing work and family life,’ the brand adds on the prize draw entry page. ‘We don’t think that’s right so are going to do more to help ensure women get their fair share!’
Anyone with either the name Lucy or Lucia on their passport is eligible to enter. And Virgin Holidays is so committed to the cause of sending Lucys to experience the beauty of St Lucia that it sent three of its own flight attendants – Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson – on a trip to explore its wonders before the winners are announced.
‘Saint Lucia is such an incredible country with beautiful scenary and beautiful people,’ said lucky Lucy Hudson, one of the three who jetted off to the destination. ‘I’m so proud to be able to claim the same name an link to the only nation it the world named after a woman – and now Lucys all over the UK have the chance to experience it too.’
Want to be in with a chance of winning free flights to St Lucia? Head to virginholidays.co.uk/lucysinstlucia