Today is International Women’s Day, and Virgin Holidays is celebrating by giving away free flights to St. Lucia, the only country in the world to be named after a woman. The catch is — your name must be either Lucy or Lucia. The travel company is offering four pairs of round-trip Virgin Atlantic tickets from London’s Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia. To qualify, you just need to have the right name on your passport.
Three Virgin Holidays consultants named Lucy went to St. Lucia in advance of the contest to scout out the island, which is known for its mountain landscapes and beaches. Lucy Hudson, one of the contestants, told Metro, “Saint Lucia is such an incredible country with beautiful scenery and beautiful people.”
Joe Thompson, managing director of Virgin Holidays, added, “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.”
To take advantage of this unique promotion, you must enter via the Virgin Holidays website between March 7 and March 11. The four Lucys (or Lucia’s) will be chosen at random.