The 17th edition of the Air India Tourism Quiz organized in connection with the World Tourism Day celebrations is to be held at the Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, on Saturday, 7th October 2017.
The Tourism Quiz has gained momentum after it changed from a Quiz for College Students, to a Quiz for Corporates and then from just Corporates in Chennai to Corporates from all over India especially from the metros. The 2016 previous edition of the quiz saw over 70 teams comprising of participants from Mumbai, Delhi , Bangalore & Chennai walk away as winners with exciting prizes like a trip to Paris, Vienna and Singapore.
This year’s edition of the Air India Tourism Quiz will see the participants vying for a place in the top 3 to win return tickets and a stay at Washington, Madrid and Singapore respectively. Over the years, the Air India Tourism quiz has garnered alot of buzz and activity amidst the participants with a few participants like a team from the Income Tax Department of Sundar &Balajee attending the quiz since it’s start, 15 years ago.
“Even if this meant waking up early on a weekend, we have been enthusiastic since the start, to attend the quiz and are ready to challenge ourselves in contention for a prize which takes us places – quite literally! “says another avid quiz enthusiast who has been attending the quiz for nearly 5 years in a row now.
“We have improvised on the quiz every year, and it has been quite an experience for all the stakeholders involved in it, to better it over the years. Last year onwards, online registrations were made possible and this helped in out station teams adding to the participation as well.
Based on the feedback received from our participants, I feel they return happy and enriched by the experience, even if they could not win any of the prizes”says Dr. M.K Ajit Kumar – President and CEO, Asia Pacific Tours.
A team from Mumbai comprising of particpants – Mr. Avinash Mudaliar and Rahul Kottlagi from Saregama, walked away with the 1st place and a trip to Paris for two nights and 3 days last year. The flight tickets are sponsored by Air India, the title sponsor and the stay organized by Asia Pacific Tours – the company that conceptualized the tourism quiz – A division of Global Conference Management Group, which manages Conferences around the world and also represents Singex ,Singapore’s largest Convention Centre as their South India Representative.
IRCTC is the gold sponsor and Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation, the lead sponsor along with hospitality partner Radisson Blue Resort, Temple Bay Mamallapuram. Technology partner Satvat Infosol, transportation partner Parveen Travels, Radio partner Chennai Live 104.8FM and event partner – Stage3 brings the event together.
Ms. Priamvadha Vishwanathan ( Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Southern Railways) who has also been the Quiz Master for the event since it’s inception, says “It is that time of the year again when all of us- Team Q and our participant friends put on our thinking and fun caps to enjoy a delightful fun filled day. The energy during the quiz is almost palpable and we really work hard to bring something new to the quiz every year so that even those teams who are regulars will find it challenging. Most importantlythough, this is one Quiz which is fun, fun and more fun”, she adds.
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 was Started in 2001, as a quiz for college students. The quiz then saw a format change in 2008 catering to the corporate sector. The annual event is now a much awaited destination event amidst 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. The quiz is conducted by Team Q and managed by Satvat Infosol.