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Emirates / Dubai Tourism Entertain in Dublin and Cork

Emirates / Dubai Tourism Entertain in Dublin and Cork

Emirates and Dubai Tourism teamed up last week to entertain the travel trade at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday and at the Clarion Hotel in Cork on Thursday. Welcoming guests to the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Emirates’ Country Manager – Ireland, Margaret Shannon, said that the earlier than planned introduction of the B777 to the airline’s Dublin – Dubai route has provided a 52% increase in Economy Class seats – and reported that April and May figures were “fantastic”, while June was “looking good”.

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‘Fly Emirates’ is the straightforward message from Margaret Shannon, Emirates’ Country Manager – Ireland

The lucky winner of two tickets to Dubai with Emirates was James Davy of Trailfinders, while other prize winners on the night were Linda Tiernan of Abbey Travel; Joanna Kavanagh, Australian Holidays; Brian McCarthy, Topflight; and Dean Quigley, Trailfinders.

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Main prize-winner James Davy of Trailfinders with Anita Thomas and Eileen Penrose

On the following day in Cork the Clarion Hotel was buzzing and the lucky winner of two tickets from Emirates was Sue Power of Heffernan’s Travel. Ingrid Aagesen of Dubai Tourism also took the opportunity presented by the visit to Cork to offer some in-house training at Lee Travel.

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Sue Power of Heffernan’s Travel receives her prize from Anita Thomas, Emirates

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Joanne Coll, World Travel Centre; Brian McCarthy, Topflight; Margaret Shannon, Emirates; and Martin Penrose, Topflight

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Norma Tolefe, Rachel Dempsey, Geraldine Leonard and Sony Walsh, all from World Travel Centre

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Robby Byrne and Nicola Cox of Trailfinders with Donna Kenny, Classic Resorts

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Barry McElligott of Cassidy Golf with Christine Fenton, Deirdre O’Hare and Jill Maguire, all from Classic Resorts

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Kathleen Kinane and Qi Luo of Club Travel

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Caitriona Plower and Joanna Kavanagh of Australian Holidays

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Lotfi Temimi of Emirates (second right) with Guru Murthy, Vinod Pillai and Pradep Chandran from Oscar Travel Bureau

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Ingrid Aagesen of Dubai Tourism with Martin Penrose, Topflight

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Aine Dunne, Lorna Wynne and Jean Claffey, all from Joe Walsh Tours

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Anita Thomas of Emirates presents Linda Tiernan of Abbey Travel with her prize

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Brian McCarthy of Topflight gets an Irish Open surprise from Anita Thomas

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Joanna Kavanagh of Australian Holidays (centre) is presented with her prize by Anita Thomas and Eileen Penrose of Emirates

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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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