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Travelzoo Taps Jordan Axani's 'Elizabeth Gallagher' Idea For Travel Contest

01/12/2015 09:35 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 09:59 EST

Travel deals website Travelzoo is tapping into a Toronto man's idea and offering a free trip to anybody with one of five "lucky names."

Last year, Jordan Axani put out a call to anyone with the name "Elizabeth Gallagher" to join him for a trip around the world after he and his girlfriend of the same name broke up.

He invited anyone with the exact name to travel in his girlfriend's place from New York to Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok and New Delhi, with a promise to "pay it forward" somehow.

Axani eventually found another woman named Elizabeth "Quinn" Gallagher, from Cole Harbour, N.S.

Both came back to Canada on Sunday, after having to change their final destination from New Delhi to Hong Kong, reported The Toronto Star.

With their trip over, Travelzoo has borrowed the idea for a contest that could send two people to Cuba.

Anyone with the names Victoria Brown, Jennifer Clark, Jonathan Li, Elizabeth Martin or Michael Smith are invited to enter the company's contest. They have to write a small description saying "why they deserve a vacation in 2015" and winners will be announced next month.

"Even if you don't have a lucky name, chances are, you know someone who does," Travelzoo Canada vice president and general manager Jason Sarracini said in a statement.

As for Axani, he has started "A Ticket Forward," a charity that seeks to help people travel the world if they don't have the means to do so.

The charity's website has profiles of people who are dreaming of travel, and prospective donors can give money directly to aspiring globetrotters.

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