Two lucky agents win return tickets to the Philippines
The Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Airlines are delighted to announce the two lucky winners of its social media competition, as part of the 2017 Fun Travel Experts Mega Familiarisation. Liam Lavery from Escape Travel in Victoria and Belinda King from Global Work and Travel in Queensland won the video and photo competitions respectively, winning free return flights to an island in the Philippines, courtesy of Philippine Airlines.
Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippines Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand, commented on the winners of the competition. She said:
“We are very excited to announce Liam and Belinda as the winners of the social media competition. Liam and Belinda’s video and image were handpicked for their creativity and incredible ability to showcase the fun and beautiful natural surroundings of this incredible destination.”
During the Fun Travel Experts Mega Familiarisation, agents participated in a social media module. Three social influencers from Australia – Dan Moore, Mark Fitzpatrick and Jackson Groves – provided agents with training sessions on photography, videography and Instagram, offering tips and tricks for utilising digital platforms as a way of promoting a travel destination.
To be eligible for the competition, the participating agents posted their experiences on social media with the hashtags #morefunsellingthePH and #flyPAL. The Philippine Department of Tourism ANZ then chose the most creative and best entries to win return flights.
“With the influence of social media in today’s society, we wanted to ensure that the new group of fun travel experts were well equipped with the know-how and skills to highlight and emphasise what the Philippines has to offer across social channels.”
“Special thanks to Philippine Airlines, the official carrier of the Fun Travel Experts Mega Famil and for supporting the social media competition by providing return flights for the winning agents,” commented Reyes.
To view Liam’s winning video, click here.