News

Aran Wins Germany Travel Writers’ Award – Again

Aran Wins Germany Travel Writers’ Award – Again

Aran Brazil, Irish Sun, has won the German National Tourist Office’s Germany Travel Writers’ Award – for the second year running. One of the biggest events in Germany next year will be the international garden exhibition, IGA Berlin, from 13th April to 15th October 2017.

Klaus Lohmann, Director UK & Ireland (above with Mattias Höphner, His Excellency German Ambassador to Ireland), said that Irish visitor overnights in Germany increased by 13% last year to 435,494 and that the German NTO was hoping for similar growth next year. “As well as IGA Berlin 2017, there will be events celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, the major arts and design event Documenta 14 in Kassel from 10th June to 17th September, and in December the launch of the world’s highest cable car.”

Klaus Lohmann congratulates first prize winner Aran Brazil, Irish Sun

Klaus Lohmann congratulates first prize winner Aran Brazil, Irish Sun

Aran’s prize is flights for two to Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn tickets to Weimar and two nights in the Hotel Elephant. Una Mullally, Irish Times, won second prize of flights for two to Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn tickets to Coburg, and two nights in the Best Western Blankenburg Hotel, while the third prize, a box of wine, was won by Caroline Delaney, Irish Examiner.

Ralf Lissek, Chief Executive, German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, invited the Irish travel trade to use the Chamber’s contacts to develop charters to Germany for special interests and trade shows. “We are open for anything,” he asserted.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Titanic Belfast Re-Opens Its Doors with Free Admission for Frontline NHS Health Workers

Michael FloodAugust 3, 2020

Asia Pacific Prepares To Welcome Back Tourists

Michael FloodAugust 3, 2020

WTM London and Travel Forward Reveal Extensive Plans for 2020

Neil SteedmanAugust 3, 2020

WTTC Calls On Governments to Implement Comprehensive Testing Facilities at Airports

Neil SteedmanAugust 2, 2020

Global Borders Slowly Reopening UNWTO Research Reveals

Neil SteedmanAugust 2, 2020

Topflight announce redundancies as a result of their Strategic Review

Michael FloodJuly 31, 2020

TUI closing 166 shops in the UK and Ireland

Michael FloodJuly 30, 2020

Travelport launches free Airline Health & Safety Tracker

Michael FloodJuly 30, 2020

ITAA Forms Supplier Council for Affiliate Members

Neil SteedmanJuly 29, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland