Excite Holidays and VisitBritain painted the town red (and blue, and white) for their “Discover Great Britain” campaign – Although the reception may have been fit for royalty, the celebration at Centennial Homestead on Tuesday 26th March instead drew 50 agents from across NSW, as well as key trade media.

The Brtish-themed bash saw the bar and lush greenlands of Eastern Sydney transformed into an elegant manor house that treated guests to a classic Pimms cocktail on arrival. And kept the drinks flowing with a Bespoke Gin & Tonic cocktail station with London Beefeater Gin throughout the night.

With unofficial photos duties complete – in the custom London-style red phone booth, of course! – guests were treated to a luscious grazing station and roaming canapes, then occupied themselves with lawn games like croquet, giant chess and an oversized jenga.

Less skillful players were also kept entertained by a DJ and live music acts performing acoustic versions of classic songs by iconic British artists. There may or may not have been a few rowdy renditions of “I’m too sexy” by Right Said Fred…

In between mingling with Excite staff, including Regional Manager William Gabb and Business Development Managers, Brooke Hobson and Belinda Brown, key announcements came courtesy of VisitBritain’s George Christakis. The brand’s Commercial Manager AUS & NZ was truly passionate in explaining why Great Britain is one of the greatest destinations for travellers.

After Belina Farrelly was awarded a lucky door prize of a $500 Excite Holidays Voucher, the night came to a sweet end. Agents were encouraged (and happily obliged!) to fill up on classic British candies and cupcakes from the lolly bar, then walked away with a take-home gift bound to be anybody’s cup of tea – a goodie bag full of Britain’s best!