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Agents scoop new electric car and £1,000 from Royal competition

Royal Caribbean has handed out the top flight prizes from its Big Royal Thank You trade incentive to three UK travel agents.

Created for the line’s agent partners across the UK and Ireland featuring the company’s largest prize pot to date, the eight-week competition saw more than 3,700 agents battle it out to win one of the almost 300 prizes available including a family bike set and a Caribbean cruise.

The agent who topped the table at the end of the week was Northern Ireland’s Dawn McCaffrey from Clubworld Travel, who took home a new MG4 EV Electric Car.

“I am so excited with winning this once in a lifetime prize, it means the world to me and my family. No more car sharing with my husband for me and my two girls!” McCaffrey said.

Northern Ireland was also home to the third place winner Elaine Truesdale from Cruise Beyond – Oasis Travel, who won £1,000 on her Club Rewards account.

“Just wanted to extend my big thank you to you for all you help, guidance and support,” she said. “I am totally delighted to have been placed third in the Big Royal Thank You. That amount of money the month before Christmas truly does mean the world to me.”

Royal ‘couldn’t have asked for more enthusiasm’ from agents

Jennifer Callister, head of sales for Ireland, who presented the award, said: “From the start of the competition, the travel agents in Ireland were leading the way. We couldn’t have asked for more enthusiasm and engagement from our travel partners across the country.”

The second place prize of a Caribbean cruise complete with flights for two people was won by a UK-based travel agent from Cruise 1st.

It comes as the line prepares for the launch of Icon of the Seas from Miami at the end of January 2024.

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