Atlantic Travel sails away with show-stopping makeover prize fund

first_imgAtlantic Travel Worldchoice in Letterkenny, Co Donegal has won a £20,000 (approx. €22,000) prize to create a show-stopping store makeover.The travel agent won one of the top prizes in the TTG Royal Caribbean makeover competition after team member Emma McHugh designed an innovative entrance concept for the Donegal office.Emma’s design was based on an impressive slide called Ultimate Abyss, which is situated on the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise ship. Emma McHugh’s show-stopping designAtlantic Travel Worldchoice was the only Irish travel agent to reach the final round of the competition run in partnership with TTG, with the four other shortlisted agents located across the UK.Emma McHugh of Atlantic Travel Worldchoice travelled to London on the 7 September where she presented her idea to a panel of expert judges before it was selected. The winning design was then announced on stage at the TTG Travel Awards by Amanda Darrington, Royal Caribbean Sales Director.The competition saw travel agents from across the UK and Ireland submitting ideas for how they could makeover their shops, taking inspiration from Royal Caribbean ships.In the mix were videos, collages, sketches and computer-generated designs that encompassed everything from cupcake bars and carousels, to zip-lines and climbing walls. Atlantic Travel team members Evelyn McClafferty and Emma McHughIt was Emma’s bold design, however, that really caught the eye of the judges with the iconic figure of the ‘Ultimate Abyss’ from Harmony of the Seas. The striking design also featured five interior zones representing different aspects of the ship, including Central Park and a gourmet zone featuring a bionic bar.Commenting on the competition, Emma said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Royal Caribbean competition.  We have a great team working here in the office who are committed to providing clients with amazing holidays.“We have seen a marked increase in our cruise sales in the last couple of years and are delighted that we will now have a fantastic space that will help us enhance our customer experience – essentially holidaymakers will now start their holiday journey during the booking process.  The shop re-fit will really help us achieve our goal of creating extraordinary holiday experiences for our clients.“Work will commence shortly on the refit and with our relaunch scheduled for December everything will be in place before Christmas – ready for the busy January holiday booking period. We look forward to welcoming all our clients and many new ones into our new, improved and revamped store and we will be celebrating with a party, with a fantastic cruise for two up for grabs.”Jennifer Callister, Head of Ireland, Royal Caribbean said, “We are so delighted to see Emma and the team at Atlantic Travel Worldchoice representing Ireland. I was completely blown away by their innovative design and the way in which they captured the essence of a Royal Caribbean ship and translated this into a store design.” Atlantic Travel sails away with show-stopping makeover prize fund was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:atlantic travelawardcompetitionprizetravel agentlast_img read more

Star Sports launches first Tamil sports channel

first_imgChennai, May 30 (PTI) Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, has launched “Star Sports Tamil,” the countrys first Tamil sports channel. The channel would bring fans across the State a full calendar of sports – starting with the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, followed by the second edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 and Hero ISL, a press note said. The channel would provide curated content localised to Tamil stars such as India cricketer R Ashwin, TNPL stars and those from Chennaiyin FC. A marketing campaign, #MachiAreYouReady (Buddy, are you ready), has commenced along with the launch of the channel. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is popular in the State thanks to his eight-year stint with IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, would feature prominently in the campaign. The channel would feature content exclusively packaged with a line-up of eminent Tamilian hosts and commentators from the sports fraternity such as K Srikkanth, L Sivaramakrishnan, S Badrinath, S Sriram, S Ramesh and Hemang Badani. Star Sports Tamil will be available on leading DTH/cable operators across Tamil Nadu as well as rest of India. The channel went live on May 28. PTI SS APR APRlast_img read more