Festive Philippines “wows” Thirsty Thursdays

  :: Festive Philippines “wows” Thirsty Thursdays ::

The lure of Manila, Puerto Galera and Lagen Island drew industry faithfuls to this month’s Philippines themed Thirsty Thursdays held as usual at Sydney’s Shellbourne Hotel.

With major prizes including four hotel and land packages as well as two Sydney dining experiences up for grabs, and a slew of spot prizes including wine, USB sticks, table settings, books and photo frames – the odds were good that participants weren’t going home empty handed.

Networking ensued as participants received complimentary drinks courtesy of Breakaway Travel Club, and nibbled on finger food from the Philippines Department of Tourism.

While Oksana from Wahroonga Spanish Motel and Sharon from Wendy Wu Tours weren’t able to plot a time in their calendars for a holiday in the Philippines, the two were more than happy with their $100 dinning vouchers to AIH Group restaurants which include 360º in Sydney Tower as well as La Grillade in North Sydney.

Fourth prize winner Ditas from Air France–KLM will be able to enjoy the personalised butler service found at the Pan Pacific Manila as well as full breakfast buffets.

Third, Second and First prizes this month came courtesy of A1 Classic Holidays and will see Michelle from Carnival Australia, Zaia from Jetaround Holidays, and Monica from Cruise Co enjoying different areas of the Philippines including Manila, Puerto Galera and Lagen Island.

e-Travel Blackboard would like to thank all our prize sponsors for contributing on the night, as well as acknowledge monthly sponsors Breakaway Travel Club and TMS Asia Pacific.

Mark it in your diary because next month’s Thirsty Thursdays is the last one of the year, and with a distinctly Greek Mediterranean theme it will take place on the 26th of November.

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1st Prize 2nd Prize 3nd Prize

Monica from Cruise Co

Zaia from Jetaround Holidays

Michelle from Carnival Australia

4th Prize 5th Prize 6th Prize

Ditas from Air France – KLM

Sharon from Wendy Wu Tours

Oksana from Wahroonga Spanish Motel


Spot prize winners

Anthony from Agents Support Systems, Consuelo from Philippine Department of Tourism, Sylvia from Agents Support Systems

Thomas, Tanya, Rebecca C, Elissa and Nathan from Wendy Wu, Beth and Pat from Trafalgar Tours, Sharon, Rebecca B and Justine from Wendy Wu


Robert from Agents Support Systems and Consuelo from Philippine Department of Tourism

Ditas and Hemant from Air France–KLM 

Alpa and Minda from Carlson


Gary from Travel Who and Louise from
Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts

Oksana from Hotel Manager,
and Cecile from Carlson

Elizabeth, Daniel and Gareth from FCm Travel


Filomena, Michelle and Rob
from Carnival Australia

Monica, Ben, Tanja, and Terry from Cruise Co

Simon from Toga Hospitality and Liz
from News Limited


Mandy and Sharon
from Dive Adventure Holidays

Zaia from Jetaround Holidays and Consuelo from Philippine Department of Tourism


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