Travel Quest – A look Back at Season One


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Every year, in a quest to shape up the young minds with worldly wisdom, Thomas Cook plans an initiative – Travel Quest, a quiz on worldly affairs. It gives the children immense exposure about the world that we live in. It teaches them about cultures, traditions and exposes them to infinite possibilities. This not only helps in building their characters but also inculcates social skills in them.

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Conducted in 16 cities, Travel Quest goes from school to school in search of bright young minds. But what is the motive of Travel Quest? Travelling at a young age gives you a kind of exposure that helps you grow as a person. It is an experience that is extremely enriching and pretty much irreplaceable. And with their venture ‘Travel Quest’, Thomas Cook is looking to broaden the horizons of many adolescents.

What better way for the children to be motivated and learn more about the world they live in, than some exciting questions about countries, their diverse history, geography and cultures…..

And that’s everything that Travel Quest stands for. Imagine the children brushing up on their geography, and then being rewarded with a paid trip to some of those marvellous countries they studied about!

This year some of the most brilliant schools made it to the Zonal finals. Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir from Eroor, Cambridge Court High School from Jaipur,  Bishop’s School from Pune & Krishna Public School from Raipur outshone the rest, making it to the National level. But which team would emerge as winners and win a fantastic trip to Switzerland? After a nail biting session of challenging questions, the team from Raipur was declared as the winner.

nat-winnerbig15But every team was rewarded. The city level winners won themselves a fully paid trip to Singapore, the Lions’ City with cosmopolitan culture sponsored by The Singapore Tourism Board.

The majestic view from the rooftops of Marina Bay, or the incredible shopping sessions from the famous Haji Lane, or even the super trees in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore is a country that has a lot to offer.  The fast paced capital Singapore City reinvents itself every year. And it is a great privilege indeed for the students to witness a progressive country of culture and commerce.

DSC02218The Zonal Winners enjoyed a holiday at Picardy, where the children got a taste of authentic French life, all thanks to Picardy Tourism. This historic place is known for its gothic cathedrals, beautiful castles, and sandy beaches. The charm of old architecture, chateaux, churches and museums reflects the rich history of this region & this proved to be a fantastic opportunity for these lucky kids to take home an experience of a lifetime.

Picardy 6But the icing on the cake for the National Level Winners was a trip to Switzerland, to witness the majestic Alps, by the Switzerland Tourism Board. What an amazing opportunity for the winners to see one of the most pristine locations in the world. A real treat for the palate, where wining and dining to some delicious cheese and chocolates can’t get any better! Green, mountainous and soothingly beautiful, the Switzerland boasts of provincial, laid back air that is infectious.

For the teams that didn’t make it, there’s always a second chance since Thomas Cook is coming up with Season 2 shortly!

As for the winners, they couldn’t have been more overwhelmed. This experience will prove to be far more valuable than any other reward. It will make these intelligent children evolve and expand their horizons! And that’s exactly what Travel Quest aims for.

You can catch the gripping quiz, where the children really pushed their boundaries and emerged as winners. Watch the extremely interesting National level round here.

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45 comments on “Travel Quest – A look Back at Season One

  1. Thomas Cook should include class 10th students in the list of eligible participants
    They should not be denied this golden oppurtunity
    Most other national level competitions include class 10th
    Travel quest too should be among them.this will only increase the enthusiasm of students

  2. please include class 10th in the season 2 of travel quest.
    please allow more students to take this opportunity

  3. THAT’S GOOD NEWS.
    BUT PLEASE ALLOW CLASS 10TH TO ALSO PARTICIPATE IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT
    ALL OTHER NATIONAL LEVEL QUIZZES INCLUDE CLASS 10TH

    1. i too agree. after all thomas cook needs to do is increase the participation limit and not change anything else.

  4. This very good news.
    But please allow participation for class 10th too.they should not be left out

    1. travel quest though the most prestigious gk quiz in the whole country is the only one ever to have such a strange participation limit upto classs 9………why not tenth????????

  5. This is a great initiative by THOMAS COOK
    but you should include class 10 in the list of eligible classes ,such a senior class should not be left out of such a national level quiz

  6. please allow CLASS 10TH students to participate .
    such senior students will bring life and real competition in this quiz

  7. This is good news that Thomas Cook has decided tomorganisentravel quest gain.But class’s 10 should also be included.a senior class like that should not be left out

  8. This is very good news that Thomas Cook is going to launch a second season of travel quest.
    BUT the competition should also include CLASS 10th.

  9. But travel quest should also allow CLASS TENTH Students to participate. They should not be left out of this major competition.

  10. It is very good on the part of Thomas Cook to organise travel quest once more.However the CLASS TENTH Students should also be allowed to participate

  11. Many students of class 9th like me must have missed the inaugural edition of this competition
    due to lack of awareness .

    but now in season 2 thomas cook should give them another chance by including class 10th in travel quest and thus make them eligible to participate

  12. I think that thomas cook should fulfill this humble request of alll these people.
    after all all thomas cook needs to do is to increase the participation limit to class 10th. ALL other arrangements and rules can be left as it is for Season 2 such as no. of participants in a team.

  13. i also agree with alll these students…Like CBSE HERITAGE QUIZ and many other quizes ,Thomas cook should ALLOW CLASS 10TH TO PARTICIPATE

  14. i also think that thomas cook should include class 10th in travel quest. it just doesn,t make sense that when all prestigious quizes such as CBSE HERITAGE QUIZ , INTACH HERITAGE QUIZ AND VODAPHONE CHALLENGE include CLASS 10TH THEN Why should travel quest not????

  15. this is a very good initiative of Thomas cook for General Knowledge , but as a teacher i find several of class 10th students unable to participate, thomas cook should include class 10th in Travel quest

  16. i am very excited sbout participating in this quiz .. but now on reading so many comments i also think that like in many other gk quizes,Class 10th should be included .

  17. I think that it woulwould be unfair on the part of such a reputable customar service organisation such as Thomas cook to ignore so many requests all demanding the same thing

  18. i found this link when i searched google for travel quest class10th……..i am so happy to see that so many people want the samething as me

  19. i have seen the questions of travel quest and they are among the best i have ever seen..being in tenth is no adavantage here as nothing is asked form school syllabus…then what is the point of not allowing tenth to participate

  20. come on friends there ‘ s coming another member to join the travel quest winner group Akshaj you have heard the name before

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