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Claire is ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer June Winner

Claire is ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer June Winner

Claire Bushell, Flight Centre, is our June winner in the ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year competition with her photo entitled Duomo Di Siena, and was presented with her prize by Lisa Rabbitte of Emirates (left).

Claire took her photo with an iPhone 6 smartphone on 9th November 2016 in Siena, Italy.

Duomo Di Siena by Claire Bushell, Flight Centre

Duomo Di Siena by Claire Bushell, Flight Centre

Six Finalists

The 2017 ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year competition is running over five months from June to October 2017. All entries can be viewed at: www.ittn.ie/2017-ittn-travel-photographer-of-the-year-competition/.

Five monthly finalists will be chosen by judges Anita Thomas, Emirates; Michael Flood, ITTN, and Neil Steedman, ITTN. A sixth finalist will then be chosen by ITTN readers from all the entries submitted over the five months. An overall winner will then be selected from the six finalists by a panel of judges comprising Enda Corneille, Country Manager Ireland, Emirates; professional photographer Paul Sherwood; and Michael Flood, ITTN Editor.

All six finalists receive a voucher for €200, a trophy and an invitation to be a guest Emirates at the 26th Irish Travel Trade Awards, which will be held at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin 4, on Friday 24th November 2017, when the overall winner will be announced and presented with tickets for two from Dublin to any destination on Emirates’ extensive worldwide network of over 150 destinations.

Enter Now

Any photo taken by Irish travel agency or tour operator staff since 1st November 2016 is eligible and up to five photos per month can be submitted using the online Entry Form at: www.ittn.ie/photo-competition-entry-form/

The Terms & Conditions of the competition are at:

www.ittn.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Travel-Photographer-Terms-Conditions.pdf

Sponsorship Opportunities

With an expected 350+ attendees, the Irish Travel Trade Awards Gala Dinner event, Ireland’s travel industry ‘Oscars’, presents an excellent networking opportunity to travel industry leaders and targeted exposure for supplier organisations.

Two main levels of sponsorship are available. Headline Sponsors to date include Hertz, Emirates, and the Spanish Tourist Office, while Sponsors include Air Canada, Amadeus, Clayton Hotels, Cork Airport, Falcon Holidays, Grant Thornton, Shannon Airport, Silversea, Uniworld, Thomson Holidays, and Tourism Malaysia.

To experience some of the atmosphere of an Irish Travel Trade Awards Gala Dinner, please view the 2016 event here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdkuaBUQo4Q&t=7s

You may also download the Booking Form here and the Awards Brochure here.

There are many sponsorship opportunities available at the event and the ITTN team are more than happy to discuss any individual requirements you may have. For more information or to confirm a sponsorship package, please contact:

Hilary Drumm, Event Sponsorship Manager

|  hilary.drumm@advantagegroup.ie  |  m +353 (0)85 777 0400
Ian Bloomfield

|  ian.bloomfield@advantagegroup.ie  |  m +353 (0)86 367 4945
Michael Flood

|  michael.flood@advantagegroup.ie  |  m +353 (0)87 255 4333

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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.

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