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The Race is over- Aussie travel agents cross the finish line in San Francisco

March 23, 2016 Agents Incentives No Comments Print Print Email Email

Team 49ers in San Francisco_Qantas Holidays’ Race Around Northern California participants have successfully crossed the finish line in San Francisco celebrating together at a Gala Dinner last night at the California Academy of Sciences and congratulating the winning team, Team Kings.

Over the past week the 60 agents have been racing around different regions in Northern California with itineraries jam packed with different activities and team challenges as they competed for the title of the Qantas Holidays Race Around Northern California winning team.

The final challenge for the four teams was to present a 3 minute skit at the Gala Dinner that reflected the story of their week travelling together in Northern California. Whilst Team 49er’s won the final challenge, judged by 4 representatives of the tourism boards present at the dinner, the Kings team still came out on top winning the overall event by just 15 points. The Warriors team came in second place, followed by the 49ers and the Giants.

Qantas Holidays joined forced with San Francisco Travel to organise a number of exciting activities for the agents during their 2 day stay in San Francisco.

Team Giants _Gala Dinner

The Race Around participants had the opportunity to explore the famous Pier 39, enjoy a champagne brunch yacht cruise, take a ferry ride to Alcatraz, visit popular tourist destinations including Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and even ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. A special training session was organised on Sunday for the 60 agents who received 20 minutes with each Northern Californian tourism board.

Fiona Dalton, Head of Sales at Qantas Holidays says the annual Race Around incentive was a huge success for 2016.

“Qantas Holidays is thrilled with the success of the 2016 Race Around Northern California. Thank you to Qantas for flying our talented agents to and from San Francisco and thank you to the major tourism bodies in Northern California for helping facilitate such incredible itineraries.”

winners Team Kings

“What a fantastic week for everyone involved. It was wonderful to see such camaraderie and collaboration at the Gala Dinner. After hearing so much positive feedback from our attendees and seeing all of the amazing pictures captured along the way, we are positive our top selling agents will return home with their own unique experience and knowledge of Northern California to share with all Australians interested in travelling to the USA.”

Check out the pics from this year’s Race Around by following @QHRaceAround on Instagram and Twitter and search for #QHRaceAroundNorCal

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