After a week of adventure Qantas Holidays’ Race Around UK & Ireland participants have successfully crossed the finish line in London celebrating together at a Gala Dinner and congratulating the winning Team, Team Scotland.
Over the past week 60 of Australia’s top travel agents have been racing around England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales with itineraries bursting with different activities and team challenges as they competed to be named the Qantas Holiday’s Race Around UK and Ireland winning team.
Ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup the travel agents have experienced firsthand the excitement in the lead up to the event in September and will bring home their own personal experiences and travel tips to share with their networks and customers in Australia.
The four teams were immersed in the history, cultures, and cuisines of the UK & Ireland as they visited some of the most iconic and historical tourist destinations, soaked up the atmosphere of bustling cities and admired the beautiful scenic views and countryside.
Qantas Holidays secured the support of key tourism bodies Tourism Ireland, Visit Scotland, Visit Wales, Visit England, Visit Britain as well as Qantas, Cheval Residences and London’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels to pull off the major initiative.
“The UK and Ireland are such popular tourist destinations for Australians and we are thrilled that our participants were able to see and experience as much of the countryside and culture as they did in one week. We would like to thank all of the key tourism bodies for your amazing support helping facilitate the incredible itineraries organized for our participants and ensuring everything ran so smoothly,” says Fiona Dalton, Head of Sales Qantas Holidays.
“Qantas Holidays is thrilled at the success of the 2015 Race Around UK and Ireland and are proud to be investing in development opportunities like this for our top selling consultants. After hearing so many great stories at the Gala Dinner and seeing the fantastic images captured along their journeys, we are positive their knowledge and experiences will be shared with many Australian customers,” Fiona added.
See the images captured throughout Qantas Holiday’s Race Around the UK & Ireland through following @QHRaceAround on Instagram and Twitter or search for #QHRaceAround.