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TCS, Chennai walks away with the Grand Prize to Washington at the Air India Tourism Quiz, 2017 held at Temple Bay, Mamallapuram

The 17th edition of the Air India Tourism Quizwas held in connection with World Tourism Day Celebrations at Radisson Blu, Temple Bay, Mamallapuram recently.

The Air India Tourism Quiz organized in connection with the World Tourism Day celebrations held at the Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, saw a participation of  53 teams comprising of participants from the cities of Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore out of 83 teams who registered online.

With exciting prizes like a trip to Washington, Madrid and Singapore at stake, this year’s edition of the Air India Tourism Quiz had a lot of buzz and activity amidst the participants who attended the quiz on a Saturday morning, for a day-long event at the hotel.

A team from TCS ,Chennai comprising of  R. Jayakantan & Vikhram Ravi , walked away with the 1st place and a trip to Washington for two nights and 3 days while the 2nd place with a trip to Madrid was won by Hema Srinivas andGopal Kidao of Kovid Concepts .

The 3rd place was secured by the team fromHCL with Narendran.S & Shriram Ravichandranwinning a trip to Singapore & a stay for 2nights & 3 days.

All the flight tickets were sponsored by Air India the title sponsor and  stay for 2 nights & 3 days is organized by Asia Pacific Tours the company that conceptualized the tourism quiz, a Division of Global Conference Management Group. 

“ A well fought battle of intellectual  giants who are the senior players in the Quizzing space ”, says Dr. M.K Ajit Kumar –President & CEO ofAsia Pacific Tours.

IRCTC was the Gold Sponsor, Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation was bronze sponsor along with hospitality partner Radisson Blue Resort, Temple Bay Mamallapuram. Technology partner Satvat Infosol, Transportation partner Parveen Travels and event partner – Stage3 saw the event coming together as a grand success.

The Supporting sponsors were 4 & 5 star hotels including the Leela Palace, Westin Velachery, Residency Towers, Residency, Ramada Plaza, Aloft & Savera Hotel from Chennai, Grande Bay from Mamallapuram &  Casino Group & the Spiceland Holidays group from Cochin who sponsored stay packages for the 4th & 5th Prize winning teams.

Mrs.Priamvada Vishwanathan (Chief Transportation Planning Manager, Southern Railways) who has been the quizmaster for the Air India Tourism Quiz over the past decade said that, “This time we had new innovative rounds, and the questions were in some cases tougher but what was great was how quickly the teams adapted and rose to the challenge!! All in all another great day of entertaining quizzing.”to

About Air India Tourism Quiz: The Air India Tourism Quiz is a corporate quiz event held every year to coincide with the UN World Tourism Day (UNWTO) Celebrations.

Started in 2001, as a quiz for college students, the quiz then saw a format change in 2008 catering to the corporate sector.

This annual event is now a much awaitedtourism quiz amongst the quizzing and travel enthusiasts with exciting prizes for travel and stay to exotic destinations across the world sponsored by Air India and organized by Asia Pacific Tours as well as exciting gifts by supporting sponsors from the tourism industry. The quiz is conducted by Team Q and managed by Satvat Infosol.

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