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Falcon, Gran Canaria and Spanish Tourism Office Get Agents Cooking

Falcon, Gran Canaria and Spanish Tourism Office Get Agents Cooking

Cooks Academy is becoming a popular venue for travel trade events. For the second time in a week agents who are aspiring cooks, from agencies including Cassidy Travel, Travelworld, Abbey Travel and JustSplit.com, joined Falcon at the venue.

Rod Sheppard-Falcon;KathrynMcdonnell-SpanishTO; and Claire Murphy.

Rod Sheppard, Falcon Holidays; Kathryn McDonnell, Spanish Tourism Office; and Claire Murphy

Hosted by Falcon Holidays, Gran Canaria and the Spanish Tourism Office, the event was both interesting and exciting with all taking part in a great Spanish Cookery Competition.

Jim Vaughan,Just Split,Antoinette Young,Falcon,Cain Scanlon,Just Split and Katherina Blomshtein,Gran Canaria at Cooks Academy.

Jim Vaughan, JustSplit.com; Antoinette Young, Falcon Holidays; Cian Scanlon, JustSplit.com; and Katerina Bomshtein, Gran Canaria Tourist Board, at Cooks Academy

Visiting from London for the Gran Canaria Tourist Board, Katerina Bomshtein reported that 80,000 Irish people visited the island in 2015 and with new resorts and attractions opening this figure should continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Gonzalo Ceballos, Spanish Tourism Office, and Antoinette Young, Falcon Holidays, welcomed the cooks to the kitchen.

Janis Coulter,Cassidy Travel and Clare Hogg,Abbey Travel at the Gran Canaria event.

Janis Coulter, Cassidy Travel, and Clare Hogg, Abbey Travel, at the Gran Canaria event

Antoinette Young and Leila McCabe, Falcon Holidays, along with Katerina Bomshtein, Gran Canaria, and Kathryn MacDonnell, Spanish Tourism Office, were on hand to ensure fair play all round.

Debbie O'Connor,DebbieDurnan-Gorman,Caroline Coughlan, and Jack Copley all with Flcon meet Clare Hogg-Abbey Travel.

Debbie O’Connor, Debbie Durnan-Gorman, Caroline Coughlan, and Jack Copley, all with Falcon Holidays, meet Clare Hoog, Abbey Travel

The winning team came from Falcon Holidays, who all won One4all vouchers: Clare Hoog, Jack Copley, Caroline Coughlan, Martina Dowling and Debbie O’Connor.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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