Emirates’ An Agent Abroad Experience… Winner Announced!

The winner of the first Emirates' An Agent Abroad Experience... competition, run in conjunction with Northern Ireland Travel News, was announced at a VIP lunch for finalists in Shu, Belfast

Terence Murphy of Terra Travel took home the top prize of two return tickets to anywhere on the Emirates’ route network.

His eventful experience in India in 1989, titled ‘Land of Mystery and Diversity’, saw him travel by steam engine from Delhi to Jammu, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Agra, stay on a 1930’s houseboat on the Dal Lake and experience an authentic Diwali festival dodging renegade rockets – before his fiancé (now wife) Gill took ill and had to have her appendix removed… after which she was promptly dropped by porters!

The only question now is, will he treat his lovely wife Gill to a holiday (after sending in a cheeky photo of her lying on her hospital bed without her knowledge!)

The standard of entries was very high and it was tough to pick just eight finalists, and one winner! The Emirates’ and Travel News Team look forward to reading more of your wonderful experiences later in the year – keep an eye out for details of this year’s competition.

Full list of finalists – 

April/May 2017
 – Simon Thomas O’Neill, Oasis Travel
 (Holiday Like a Celebrity in Sizzling South Africa)

June 2017
 – Kallam Craigs, Chaka Travel (Golfing on the Western Cape)

July/August 2017
 – Patsy Patterson, Oasis Travel (Laid Back Vibes on Popular Island Trio)

Sept/Oct 2017
 – Andrew Lockhart, Ultimate Journeys
 (The Ceremony and Opulence of Magical India)

Nov/Dec 2017 – 
Kate Gilliland, Oasis Travel (Barging in Burgundy)

Jan 2018
 – Marie Murphy, Terra Travel  (From New York to New Orleans)

Feb 2018
 – Paula Emmenegger, Travel Counsellor (Game Capture and Wildlife Care)

March/April 2018
 – Terence Murphy, Terra Travel (Land of Mystery and Diversity)

You can view all the images from the lunch HERE.