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Accor finds crowns Pinball Champion of the Year

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Gareth Desmond from Corporate Traveller was crowned the Accor Pinball Champion of the Year last Wednesday night defeating finalists from CT Connections, QBT, BCD, CTM, FCM and CWT in Accor’s Pinball Challenge showdown.

Not only did Gareth receive the glory of champion, he also walked away with the Pinball machine, valued at $6200.

Accor’s hotels in VIC/TAS/SA challenged Travel Management Companies in Melbourne to a pinball test that saw various TMC’s battle it out for the highest score.  The competition began last April and ended in November before coming to a head last week when the top scoring pinballers from each organisation battled it out for the title of Accor Pinball Champion of the Year.

Visiting eight organisations in total, each month an X Men Pro Pinball machine was delivered to a Travel Management Company’s office by Accor’s Regional Director of Sales and Marketing VIC/TAS, Gabi Vincent and her entourage. The team were challenged to bring their best pinballing skills for 30 days in order to gain a high score.

At the end of the month, the TMC who had been in possession of the machine registered their top score by  uploading a photo and answering questions about Accor hotels before the machine was whisked away and delivered to another TMC.

With the idea of kick-starting some friendly competition with Accor’s top travel booking agents, Accor’s Regional Director of Sales VIC, TAS and SA, Gabi Vincent said “We congratulate Gareth for his skill in taking out the title of Accor’s Pinball Champion of the Year for 2013. We’d also like to send our appreciation to all the travel management companies for all their support throughout the year. We owe them a lot for their loyalty and this pinball challenge was a fun way to provide them with some fun and a healthy dose of rivalry for their ongoing support.”

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Khaled – CT Connections, Louis – QBT, Ryan – BCD, Britta – CTM, Gareth –  Corporate Traveller (winner), Cal – FCm, George – HRG, Ari – CWT

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