30 July 2010
The ‘Go Ashes’ iphone app will provide in-depth destination information on the five host cities and beyond, team news and live updates, bespoke videos featuring Aussie cricketing legends Michael Bevan, Justin Langer, Chris Hartley, Darren Lehmann and Damien Fleming, as well as the chance to win an incredible trip to the first test match in Brisbane.
To enter, players need to score a century by answering questions on both cricket and Australia. There are two questions daily and the winner will receive a two-week trip Down Under for two people including return flights, accommodation, a fantastic tourism experience and a five-day Gold category ticket to see the Ashes at the Brisbane Test.
Tourism Australia General Manager (UK and Europe), Rodney Harrex, said: "We look forward to welcoming English fans to Australia for the Ashes Series later this year. Our new app is a must-download for anyone travelling to the country - both for the cricket and for those who want an insider guide to Australia.
Attending an Aussie sporting event of this calibre as part of an Aussie holiday is an incredible thing to do. We would encourage the travelling fans to have a go at some iconic Aussie experiences while they’re down there such as learning to surf, wine tasting and beach cricket. Getting to the outback is a must-do too."The five test matches are being played in Australia on the following dates at the following grounds:
• Brisbane - The Gabba: 25-29 November 2010
• Adelaide - The Adelaide Oval: 3-7 December 2010
• Perth - The WACA: 16-20 December 2010
• Melbourne - The MCG: 26-30 December 2010
• Sydney - The SCG: 3-7 January 2011