News

EASIA is TCI’s Business Partner of the Year

EASIA is TCI’s Business Partner of the Year

One of Travel Counsellors Ireland’s newest partners, destination management company EASIA, was declared TCI’s Business Partner of the Year at its 10th anniversary conference, while Sarah McCarthy was nominated Best Travel Counsellor.

Admiring the TCI 10th anniversary cake baked by Donna Olohan is Mary Foyle, winner of the Best Phenix Award with 76% of her bookings made on the Phenix system

Admiring the TCI 10th anniversary cake baked by Donna Olohan is Mary Foyle, winner of the Best Phenix Award with 76% of her bookings made on the Phenix system

 

The conference, with the theme ‘Be Inspired’, was held at the 4-star Carton House Hotel & Spa in Lucan, Co Dublin, and attended by nine head office staff, 51 Travel Counsellors with 26 partners, 56 suppliers representing 48 companies, and two travel media.

Cake maker Donna Olohan with her creation

Cake maker Donna Olohan with her creation

The business sessions included a motivational presentation by Caroline Casey, the blind author of ‘Becoming Forever Conscious’, which brought tears to many faces.

We suspect this might be Brenda Murray-Flynn!

We suspect this might be Brenda Murray-Flynn!

Other award-winning Travel Counsellors on the night were Rosemary Chawke, Best TC Package Sales; Mary Foyle, Best Phenix; Jennifer O’Brien, Best Margin; Blaithin Watson, Best Newcomer; Lynne Keane, Best Business Increase; and Jennifer O’Brien, Best Corporate Sales.

Deirdre Sweeny, Sunway, and Lorraine Quinn, Celebrity Cruises

Deirdre Sweeny, Sunway, and Lorraine Quinn, Celebrity Cruises

Peter Friedrich, TravelCube, with Ann Marie Dalton and Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines

Peter Friedrich, TravelCube, with Ann Marie Dalton and Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines

Niall McDonnell, Red Sea Holidays, ‘sharms’ Glenda Heery

Niall McDonnell, Red Sea Holidays, ‘sharms’ Glenda Heery

Sarah McCarthy, winner of the Best Travel Counsellor Award, with Ann Marie Dalton and Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines

Sarah McCarthy, winner of the Best Travel Counsellor Award, with Ann Marie Dalton and Onur Gul, Turkish Airlines

Chris Lee, Tourism Authority of Thailand, maps out Thailand’s attractions for Siobhan Power

Chris Lee, Tourism Authority of Thailand, maps out Thailand’s attractions for Siobhan Power

Chris Ryan looks for an accommodation with Grainne Caffrey, Lowcostbeds

Chris Ryan looks for an accommodation with Grainne Caffrey, Lowcostbeds

Lisa Brennan discusses luxury cruising with Luke Clarke, Silversea

Lisa Brennan discusses luxury cruising with Luke Clarke, Silversea

Eamon Flanagan, Air Canada / Premair, gets down to business travel with Sherry Meagle

Eamon Flanagan, Air Canada / Premair, gets down to business travel with Sherry Meagle

Kathy O’Sullivan says ’Hello Tomorrow’ to Filippo Rocchi, Emirates

Kathy O’Sullivan says ’Hello Tomorrow’ to Filippo Rocchi, Emirates

Cara Hunter sees seashells by the seashore with Eloise Vidot, Seychelles Tourist Office

Cara Hunter sees seashells by the seashore with Eloise Vidot, Seychelles Tourist Office

David Conlon, Travelport, redefines travel commerce for Mandy Walsh

David Conlon, Travelport, redefines travel commerce for Mandy Walsh

Fidelma Brady looks (middle) east with Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways

Fidelma Brady looks (middle) east with Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways

Rachael Higgins is a celebrity with Andrew Bolton and Lorraine Quinn, Celebrity Cruises

Rachael Higgins is a celebrity with Andrew Bolton and Lorraine Quinn, Celebrity Cruises

Ian Walsh looks to North America with Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus

Ian Walsh looks to North America with Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus

Jenny Rafter, Royal Caribbean International, wows Richard Harbourne

Jenny Rafter, Royal Caribbean International, wows Richard Harbourne

Sue Cahill looks for a way to catch the sun with Deirdre Sweeny, Mary Denton and Jeanette Corkery, Sunway

Sue Cahill looks for a way to catch the sun with Deirdre Sweeny, Mary Denton and Jeanette Corkery, Sunway

Antoinette O’Connor has the entire world in her sights with Teresa Murphy, Air France/KLM/Delta

Antoinette O’Connor has the entire world in her sights with Teresa Murphy, Air France/KLM/Delta

 

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

25th Irish Travel Trade Awards Winners

It’s Awards Time – Don’t Forget Your Business Cards!

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
IMG_1757

PATA Decides to Expand UK Chapter to Include Ireland

Michael FloodNovember 23, 2017
Taktsang Monastery Featured Image

Wonders of Bhutan: Thimphu, Haa Valley and Taktsang Monastery

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Iberia Express Cork-Madrid

Iberia Express Expands Cork-Madrid Route for Summer 2018

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Cobalt Aircraft

Cobalt Air Announces Year-Round Flights from Dublin to Cyprus

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
aer-lingus-a320

Aer Lingus Black Friday Fare Offers Have Arrived

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
Emirates Thales Next-Generation IFEC

Emirates Partners with Thales for Next-Generation Broadband Connectivity

Neil SteedmanNovember 23, 2017
IMG_1828

Galway Hosts Successful Worldchoice Conference 2017

Michael FloodNovember 21, 2017
Aer Lingus Seattle

Aer Lingus Announces New 
Direct Route to Seattle

Neil SteedmanNovember 21, 2017

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