Popular ‘An Agent Abroad Experience…’ Competition Returns for Second Year!

After a highly successful first year, Northern Ireland Travel News is delighted to announce that they are once again teaming up with Emirates to offer one creative Travel Agent the chance to win Two Tickets to ANYWHERE on the Emirates route network with the popular ‘An Agent Abroad Experience…’ competition!

Have you been on a fantastic worldwide Experience (either by yourself or with family)? Well this is your chance to win! Entries are being welcomed TODAY!

Simply write your first-hand Experience of the exciting destination you have visited and email it to Northern Ireland Travel News to enter.

Terence Murphy of Terra Travel was last year’s winner, taking 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 winning feature each month will be hand-picked from the shortlisted entries and printed in Northern Ireland Travel News and feature on our website – providing a great opportunity to share your knowledge of travel with a wider audience!

All eight issue winners will be invited to attend a winners’ lunch in April/May 2019 where the overall winner will be announced.

All entries will be eligible for the weekly shortlisting process once submitted, so there’s no need to resend – they will automatically be re-entered each month AND you can also enter more than one destination feature – so get writing!

And this year agents are being offered the chance to enhance their entry by sending in video clips or vlogs along with their written submission – so get creative and you could win!

Jonathan Adair of Northern Ireland Travel News said: “We are thrilled to again be partnering with Emirates for this competition. Last year’s competition was such a success. This gives Travel Agents the chance to share their experience and expertise with a wider audience. We are delighted to be joining with a partner who can provide the travelling public with the diverse network of routes needed to explore every corner of the globe. Emirates was the perfect choice for this and we are looking forward to reading all the exciting worldwide experiences the agents send in. Last year the standard of entries was very high and it was tough to pick just eight finalists and one winner! We wish this year’s entrants all the best of luck in the competition.”

Country Manager for Ireland, Enda Corneille said: “Travel is all about incredible experiences and it’s a wonderful skill to be able to share those experiences with others through the written word. This year we are also really looking forward to reviewing video and vlog submissions where we will get to enjoy the sights and sounds of trips taken by industry colleagues; and who knows where they will take us. At Emirates we like to inspire our customers with exciting destinations and we hope that this competition will inspire agents to share their travel tales whilst perhaps uncovering some hidden gems.”

You can read full details of how to enter HERE.

Full list of 2017 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)


View Gallery: Emirates’ An Agent Abroad Experience… Finalist Lunch | Shu, Belfast

Emirates’ An Agent Abroad Experience… Finalist Lunch | Shu, Belfast