Etihad Hosts Cork Travel Agents

Etihad Hosts Cork Travel Agents

Etihad Airways hosted a group of Cork travel agents on a trip to London yesterday for the Heineken Cup Quarter Final game between Harlequins and Munster at The Stoop, with Aer Lingus flying the guests from Cork.

Declan O’Connell (centre) with Dave Walsh, Country Manager, and David Granville, Global Sales, Etihad Airways.

Guests were entertained in the Etihad Box for the afternoon with ex Ireland and Lions captain Keith Wood dropping in to say hello. Declan O’Connell from Lee Travel won a signed Harlequins rugby ball for correctly guessing the number of points between the teams at the end.

Etihad Outside Twickenham

Participants included Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus; Declan O’Connell, Lee Travel; Kieran Collins, Heffernan’s Travel; Tom Randles, Barter Travel; Paul Fitzpatrick, Trailfinders; Dave Walsh, Etihad Airways; Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors Ireland; Michael Doorley, Shandon Travel; Pat Dawson, ITAA; and Noel McAuliffe, Travel Focus.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at

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