Mexican wave yourself to Mexico!

August 16, 2012 by Lauren Rayner

To celebrate an exciting new collection of Mexican holidays, we’re launching a fun Twitter contest using the hashtag #FCMexicanWave. Continue the Mexican wave on Twitter and you could win £500 towards your dream Mexican holiday! Read on to find out more…

This competition is now closed. Thanks to all who passed on the #FCMexicanWave. Stay tuned for the winner. 

If we say ‘tropical paradise’ what comes to mind? Jade-green waters lapping at silky white sands, coconut palms sweeping out over the beach, sipping ice-cold piña coladas as the sun sets over the lagoon?

Mexico's most wanted

Ah, you must be thinking of Mexico – specifically, that bold and unabashed slice of paradise on the Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya by the Caribbean Sea.

To celebrate our  exciting new range of Mexican holidays featuring Cancun and the Riviera Maya, we are giving you the chance to ‘Mexican wave’ yourself to Mexico – by continuing the wave, you could win £500 to put towards a Mexican holiday of your very own.

Mexico's most wanted

If your arms are still sore from Mexican waving your way around the Olympic Stadium, fear not – this is a Mexican wave of the Twitter variety.

All you need to do is follow @FlightCentre_UK on Twitter and tweet the following, passing the wave on to a friend by mentioning them in your tweet:

“I want to #FCMexicanWave myself to Mexico with @FriendsName thanks to @FlightCentre_UK!”

If your tweet is randomly selected, you will win a £500 travel voucher towards your perfect Mexico holiday.

Enter now:


(Don’t forget to enter your friend’s Twitter handle to pass the Mexican wave on!)

Just in case you get bored of lolling on the beach soaking up the Caribbean sun (go on – we dare you to try), there is an endless number of activities to enjoy in Cancun. Go for a dive and see a stretch of the 700-mile long Mesoamerican Reef (the second largest in the world), go swimming with dolphins or hit the shops.

My beloved monster

Diving on the Mesoamerican Reef. Image: Wiborg

Fancy a round of golf? Cancun’s hotel zone boasts world-renowned courses. Or if you fancy yourself more Indiana Jones than Bobby Jones, take a day trip to Chichen Itza, the phenomenal Mayan site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. And maybe – if the mood is right – you’ll sample the nightlife that Cancun is famous for.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza. Image: Pavel Sigarteu

What are you waiting for, get that Mexican wave started – and don’t forget to give your friends a nudge to keep the wave moving.

Good luck!

Mexico's most wanted

Ready to go now? Check out our Mexico’s Most Wanted holidays and spend 7 nights sunning yourself in Cancun with 4* accommodation from £699.

OR treat yourself to a VIP 4* all inclusive Mexico holiday from £999 with FREE $1,500 resort spending money (per room) for room upgrades, golf lessons, private beach dinners or spa treatments.

Visit our website or call 0208 045 4186 to find out more.

 This competition is now closed. Thanks to all who passed on the #FCMexicanWave. Stay tuned for the winner. 

Competition Terms and conditions

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 years or over, except for employees of Flight Centre (UK) Limited, their families or anyone else associated with this competition.

2. All information detailing how to enter the competition form part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

 3. The competition opens at 13:01 GMT Thursday 16 August 2012 and closes at midnight GMT on Friday 31 August 2012. Flight Centre (UK) Limited reserves the right to change the competition dates at any time. Any changes to the competition will be announced via our Facebook and Twitter channels.

4. Entries must be made by tweeting the ‘Mexican wave’ tweet: “I want to #FCMexicanWave myself to Mexico with @FriendsName thanks to @FlightCentre_UK!” All tweets must contain the @FlightCentre_UK Twitter handle, the hashtag #FCMexicanWave and the Twitter handle of a friend to whom they are passing the Mexican wave on to. To be eligible to win, you must be following @FlightCentre_UK on Twitter.

5. You can enter as many times as you like however duplicates of the same entry will not be counted. (I.e. if you choose to enter more than once, then you must include a separate friend’s Twitter handle each time). No automated, bulk, third party or consumer group entries are permitted.

6. There will be one winner. The winner will be selected at random and notified by 15 September 2012. The winner is required to confirm his/her acceptance of the prize within 14 days of being notified or the prize may be forfeited and redrawn. The competition result is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. The prize is a £500 travel voucher to be redeemed at any Flight Centre (UK) Limited store within the UK. The card can be used for full or part payment for goods and services offered by Flight Centre (UK) Limited. Redemption is not restricted to Mexico travel. No change or refund will be given but any balance remaining on the card can be used for future purchases. The balance cannot be returned to you if the card is lost or stolen. The card and its balance cannot be exchanged for cash or refunds. The card will expire 3 years after issue. You will need to quote the full card number at time of redemption.

8. Flight Centre (UK) Limited reserves the right to amend the competition terms and conditions at any time. Any changes will be publicised via our Facebook and Twitter channels.

 9. Flight Centre (UK) Limited will use the winner’s name for promotional activity related to the competition. This may include but not be limited to: Including your name and Twitter handle on our blog, Facebook and Twitter channels. By entering this competition you give permission for your name and Twitter handle to be mentioned by Flight Centre (UK) Limited in these channels.

 10. We will not share your details with any other third party.