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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Travel Quest Quiz Season sees an impressive participation from Chennai students

Chennai, January 05, 2016: Thomas Cook Travel Quest Season II - India’s first national travel quiz for schools conducted its City Finals today at Chennai, declaring Master Eshwar Nevedh & Master Venkat Sai Adarsh Kone from from St. Patrick MHSS, Puducherry as the winners, confirming an entry to the South Zonal Finals. Present at the event were heads of Chennai’s leading educational institutions, parents, students, Ms. Bridget Goh, Area Director, India and Sri Lanka-Singapore Tourism Board & Mr. Noor Azman, Director Tourism Malaysia- South India who were kept enthralled by the quizmaster, Mr. Giri Pickbrain. Given outstanding pan India participation for Season - I and the honour of the prestigious PATA Gold Awards 2015 (Education & Training), Thomas Cook Travel Quest – is back with a larger format this year. Mr. Giri Pickbrain with the focus being History & Geography. Having benefitted from strong student-educator-parent engagement last year, Switzerland Tourism and Singapore Tourism Board continue their partnership for Travel Quest Season II. Following an intense outreach programme via written tests at a school level, Thomas Cook covered over 35000 students from 110 educational institutions across Chennai. At the Thomas Cook Travel Quest quiz venue over 1100 students from over 100 schools participated in the qualifier round where six teams were selected to compete for the Chennai City Finals.The venue ASI Convention Centre Auditorium, Swami Sivananda Salai, Triplicane, Chennai was packed with an excited audience of over 1200  students, teachers and parents.The winning students Master Eshwar Nevedh & Master Venkat Sai Adarsh Kone from from St. Patrick MHSS, Puducherry of Chennai City Finals will be hosted by Malaysia Tourism Board for an enriching experiential study tour to Malaysia.Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “India is poised to emerge as the world’s youngest nation by 2020. He added, “Based on the significant demand post Season- I, we set up a dedicated Travel Quest study tours vertical, comprising experienced professionals across the educational and travel domain. Ms. Bridget Goh, Area Director, India and Sri Lanka-Singapore Tourism Board said, “Singapore’s association with the Thomas Cook Travel Quest Season - I had reinforced Singapore as a premier destination for learning travel and we continue our successful partnership in this season.  Travel Quest, aims to serve Indian schools by introducing a fresh vibrant approach to learning.

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