News

Australia for Sun, Scenery and Diverse Natural Beauty

Australia for Sun, Scenery and Diverse Natural Beauty

Michael Fletcher, Virgin Australia, and Ricky Dunn, Tourism Australia (above with Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways), were back in Dublin to promote the wonderful Australia tourism product to the Irish trade, ably assisted by Shannon O’Dowd of Etihad Airways. Images of Australia in all its diversity made the trade long for the sunshine, natural beauty and excellent product that Australia has to offer.

Quiz-winning Abbey Travel team with presenters

Quiz-winning Abbey Travel team with presenters

Shannon commenced proceedings by presenting Etihad’s long-haul product with the airline’s great links to Australia through its Abu Dhabi hub and recommending a stopover on the way, or on the way back, in the Emirate.

Lisa Hammond and Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways

Lisa Hammond and Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways

Next up was Ricky who presented Australia’s many and various products available to today’s visitors – nature, sun and sea, glorious scenery, sport and city breaks. The Aussie Specialist programme undertaken by agents is a major success in the marketing of the region.

Shannon O’Dowd, Etihad Airways, with Ciara Mooney, Freedom Travel

Shannon O’Dowd, Etihad Airways, with Ciara Mooney, Freedom Travel

Michael’s task was to guide the agents on getting around Australia by air – with one of the recent highlights being the new terminal now in service at Perth Airport. With 1,100 flights per week, Virgin Australia connects with ease throughout Australia.

Travel Counsellors Sharon Tiernan-Murphy, Annette McCann, Nadine Farrelly, Dairine McGarrity and Karen Morgan-Murphy

Travel Counsellors Sharon Tiernan-Murphy, Annette McCann, Nadine Farrelly, Dairine McGarrity and Karen Morgan-Murphy

Typical Australian hospitality with plenty of food and great beer was followed by a quiz covering all aspects of the Australia product from the presentations. The quiz winners were the Abbey Travel team, followed by two teams from Trailfinders, the Australian Embassy and Australia Sky.

Siobhan Murphy and Claire Bergin, GoHop.ie

Siobhan Murphy and Claire Bergin, GoHop.ie

The winner of a prize draw for return flights from Dublin to Australia with Etihad Airways and internal flights with Virgin Australia was Paul Fitzgerald, Flight Centre.

Maura O’Connor, Karen O’Neill, Elyse Horan, Kathryn McCarthy and Monica Rossi, all Abbey Travel

Maura O’Connor, Karen O’Neill, Elyse Horan, Kathryn McCarthy and Monica Rossi, all Abbey Travel

Ricky Dunn, Tourism Australia; Bindi and Simon Mamoune, Australian Embassy; and Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways

Ricky Dunn, Tourism Australia; Bindi and Simon Mamoune, Australian Embassy; and Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways

Simone Lima and Dawn Nolan, Club Travel

Simone Lima and Dawn Nolan, Club Travel

Aoife Devine and Andrea Lascu, Club Travel

Aoife Devine and Andrea Lascu, Club Travel

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 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

Silversea eNews Story 1

Silversea to lengthen Silver Spirit

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
Free repro - please credit Paul Sherwood

Hospitality Ireland, National Hospitality Awards, held at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin. October 2017

Pictured - Nicky Logue, General Manager of  the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin – Best Business Hotel Award,  overall winner, and  Best hotel Group MHL Hotel Collection, overall winner

InterContinental Dublin is Business Hotel of the Year

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
Job Opportunities

Turkish Airlines is looking for a Corporate Sales Representative

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
REPRO FREE: AER LINGUS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER PILOT RECRUITMENT DRIVE - over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
Tuesday 17th October 2017: Aer Lingus today announced its largest ever pilot recruitment drive with over 100 direct entry pilot positions available at its home base in Dublin airport. Ireland’s only 4 Star airline promises an exciting and rewarding career flying modern Airbus A320/1 and Airbus A330 to more than 100 destinations across UK, Europe and North American where the airline offers 14 routes direct from Ireland. Picture Jason Clarke

Aer Lingus launches biggest ever pilot recruitement drive

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
pic 1 - IRELAND VOTED BEST DESTINATION IN THE WORLD AT GROUP LEISURE AWARDS 2017

Ireland voted best destination in the world at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
IMG_3261

Aer Lingus Hosts VIP Fam to Miami for Top Agents

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017
IMG_3460

“On the Horizon”- ITAA conference meets in Porto.

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017
winter break in Iceland

Hurricane Ophelia likely to cause significant flight disruption

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017
Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport becomes headline sponsor for Worldchoice conference

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland