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Porto to Host 2017 ITAA Conference

Porto to Host 2017 ITAA Conference

The Irish Travel Agents Association  has announced that its 2017 conference will take place in Porto, Portugal, from 12th – 15th October 2017.

Up to 150 travel professionals are expected to travel to Porto for the conference, where they will stay in the Solverde Spa & Wellness Hotel. The conference meetings take place on Friday 13th October with a range of speakers and will discuss past and future travel trends, business successes, planning for the future, and other issues facing the travel trade. There will be opportunities on Friday evening and Saturday to take in sightseeing tours. Pre-conference there will be a golf day on Thursday 12th October and an optional fam trip will be offered post-conference on 15th and 16th October.

Recent figures released by the Instituto Nacional de Estatisticas (Statistics Portugal) showed that Portugal is an increasingly popular destination for Irish holidaymakers, with a 19.5% increase in visits to the country in April 2017 when compared with the previous year. The regions of Porto and Northern Portugal have seen an increase in Irish guests of 68%, making it an increasingly popular area among Irish travellers.

Cormac Meehan, ITAA President, said: “We are delighted to announce Porto as the destination for the ITAA Conference. With its fabulous weather, divine food and wine, and charismatic locals, it is easy to see why Portugal continues to be a top destination for Irish holidaymakers. As an important tourism partner, this conference gives our members the opportunity to discover more about this stunning country and to experience the beautiful and historic city of Porto.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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