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This years BIG Travel Trade Event was the biggest ever and took place in the beautiful Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. Blue Insurance we’re delighted to sponsor both a hole in the Golf Classic and the “Alternative travel trade awards” ceremony. The Golf Classic takes place during the second day and includes sponsored prizes for each hole. With everything from flights to gadgets on offer for a range of challenges, there is always plenty to play for. Each year, Blue Insurance offer players the chance to win a BMW convertible if they can get a hole in one on the 15th hole.



Despite their best efforts, sadly none of the top class (and some lesser) golfers on show throughout the day were able to walk (or drive) away with the stunning car! This didn’t seem to dampen spirits however as the players helped themselves to some refreshments and Blue Insurance umbrellas at the tent. Our “closest to the pin” consolation prize winner Ivan Vallelly, came agonizingly close to the big prize when his tee shot landed 6 yards from the hole. He did however, win a bottle of champagne for his troubles.



Later that evening, the Blue Insurance Alternative Travel awards were presented by Julian Simmons with Ciaran Mulligan handing out the awards to recipients. The awards were given out to the “Sleeping beauty of the year”, the “Caught on Camera” and other hilarious accolades. Overall, the event was a massive success and Blue Insurance were happy to be involved with it. Well done to all of the Northern Ireland Travel News team for their work on making it happen! Until next year!


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