Irish Travel Trade News (ITTN) is the only comprehensive and dedicated trade-only travel industry media published in Ireland, North and South, and has been connecting the industry for over 50 years. Media include the ITTN.ie website, email newsletters (eBulletins and eNews), print publications (also published online), competitions, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn), TheTravelDirectory.ie website (and Facebook), the annual Irish Travel Trade Awards, the annual Irish Travel Industry Summit, and event management.
ITTN is well respected for its independent and insightful reporting and for its consistent and ongoing support for the Irish travel industry.
ITTN.ie provides daily news updates and live Twitter feeds, competitions, destination videos, and a diary of forthcoming events including fam trips. The website receives an average of 25,000+ hits per month and 300,000+ visits in one year.
ITTN eBulletins are emailed twice a week to 5,000 travel industry professionals, including around 3,000 owners, managers and staff members of travel agencies and tour operators in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. eBulletins deliver the latest travel news direct to their inbox and each news item clicks through to the full story on ITTN.ie.
ITTN dedicated eNews enable clients, either individually or in partnership with others, to send their tailor-made newsletters (comprising six news stories and five advertisements, all with individual click-throughs) directly to the inbox of the same 5,000 travel industry professionals.
ITTN produces four special publications a year that are distributed to a controlled circulation of 2,200, with an estimated readership of 8,000+ that includes travel professionals throughout the island of Ireland – including all travel agency owners, managers and staff, outbound tour operators, airlines and ferry companies serving the Irish market, tourist boards, and other industry suppliers, as well as specialist tour operators based overseas.
In 2018 these publications are featuring (April): Destinations 2018, Newcomers, Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports, and Cruising; (June): Winter Holidays and Adventure Holidays; (September): Travel Technology, Bed Banks, World Travel Market, and Irish Travel Trade Awards 2018; and (January): 2018 Irish Travel Trade Awards Winners, and 2019 Early Booking Offers.
ITTN also publishes Destination Sales Manuals, in conjunction with National, Regional or City Tourism Organisations, for insertion into a print publication and/or for direct distribution to travel agencies and tour operators throughout Ireland.
ITTN online competitions can select participants for a fam trip or promote a destination, service or bookings to travel agency staff, or all travel industry staff, with prizes of the client’s choosing – from a €5.00 One4all voucher to an all-inclusive long-haul holiday for two.
Pre- and post-event coverage is provided online and on ITTN social media platforms.
ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year
In 2015 ITTN teamed up with Emirates to launch the annual ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year competition. Six finalists each receive a trophy and a €200 voucher and the overall winner is presented with a trophy and tickets for two from Dublin to any destination on Emirates’ extensive worldwide network.
An ITTN video that features 30 photographs entered into the 2017 competition, can be viewed here .
Irish Travel Trade Awards
Since 1992 ITTN has been presenting the annual Irish Travel Trade Awards – and these are highly sought after by travel industry suppliers because they are voted for by the travel agents of Ireland, North and South, and independently audited by international auditors Grant Thornton.
To view the video of the 2017 event, click here .
This year’s 27th Irish Travel Trade Awards will be held on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin 2. To book a table for 12 or 10 guests, or individual seats, click here.
The evening will include the presentations of the ITTN Industry Achievement Award, the ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards, the ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year Award, the ITTN Voter’s Prize, and 26 Travel Category Awards, including three overall awards for Best Use of Social Media, Best Agent Friendly Individual and Best Agent Friendly Company.
Irish Travel Industry Summit
In November 2017 ITTN held the inaugural Irish Travel Industry Summit, which examined topical issues of interest to travel agents: the fast-growing leisure sectors of cruising, adventure holidays and long-haul travel, and the new EU Package Travel Directive and its introduction of Linked Travel Arrangements.
The Travel Directory Website
In 2016 ITTN launched a new website, www.TheTravelDirectory.ie. The website was updated and expanded in January 2017 and now includes over 1,340 listings in 25 supplier categories and presents the latest consumer travel news and a Deal of the Day. The website is mobile responsive and makes the world of travel just one click away – no matter where they are – for Irish travel industry personnel, holidaymakers and business travellers.