Tweetup Round Up

June 27, 2011 by Jayne Gorman


What an event last week’s Travel tweet up turned out to be. Nearly 120 of you travel tweeters RSVP’d to attend and guaranteed the evening was buzzing from start to finish – amazingly over 800 tweets were generated about the event!

Travel tweeters - one eye on the room, one on the hashtag, one eye on their iphones.. O wait a minute?!

It was great to meet so many online friends face to face and to be able to thank you for all the support you have been giving us. It was also great to see those who could not attend joining in from home and indeed their locations all over the world. We especially loved this message from the @travelingeditor currently hitchhiking across Canada!

The response to the competitions was brilliant. First up Mark Frary (@markfrary) was the early bird who checked in on facebook and bagged the £25 drinks voucher – here he is with the evidence!

Wendy Missenden (@UKLAGirl) correctly filled in the blank to win 2 return flights on the FlyBe network – wonder where she will decide to go?

From UKLAGirl
 @FlightCentre_UK: “If we can’t find you a cheaper airfare in the same cabin, you’ll fly for free!” #travtweetup

Next up Cat Snowdon (@catsnowdon) ensured her place on a 4 day trip with Back-Roads Touring ( @backroadtouring ) by identifying that there were 8 different countries food on offer on the night. We look forward to seeing her reports from the road.

From Catsnowdon
Forgot to say, THANK YOU!! @FlightCentre_UK: We have a winner of the @Backroadtouring! Woop!! RT @CatSnowdon@FlightCentre_UK #travtweetup 8!

We asked you to tweet us with your best ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ picture to win a 9 day tour around Egypt with On the Go Tours (@on_the_go_tours ) People were throwing some great shapes in the venue on the night but we were seriously impressed by the effort made by Tom (@journeytom ) the next morning. Here is his winning pic!

Journeytom as King Tut!

You can read more about Tom’s thoughts on the tweet up in this blog post.

For the final competition we asked you to tell us about your #travtweetup experience in order to win 7 nights at a spa resort in Phuket. We announced the lucky winner just this morning as Nicola Hughes ( @nicolajhughes ) who was tuning into #travtweetup from a sightly less than sunny Manchester!


Nicola Hughes watches Travtweetup from home

Thanks are also due to our co-hosts Flagship Consulting ( @flagshipcons ) – it was a pleasure to work with you. More photos from the event can be found on our facebook page – come and tag yourself and have a giggle at the Flight Centre team looking silly! For more details of the next tweet up watch this space. It is set to be bigger and better than ever!

If you missed out on the prizes and would like to know more about any of our flights or holidays call 0208 045 4186.