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GoHop.ie is Nominated Best Supplier by Travel Counsellors Ireland

GoHop.ie is Nominated Best Supplier by Travel Counsellors Ireland

At the Gala Dinner during Travel Counsellors Ireland’s annual conference, The Difference Is You, held this weekend at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, GoHop.ie was presented with the ‘Best Supplier’ award, while Sarah McCarthy was nominated ‘Best Travel Counsellor’ and Raymond Lee as ‘Most Helpful Travel Counsellor’.

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Travel Counsellors Chairman David Speakman and Cathy Burke, General Manager Ireland, with main conference sponsors Andrew Sharpe, Trade Sales Manager, Government of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and Lee Barker, Account Director – Leisure Sales, Kerzner International Marketing (UK) for One&Only Resorts and Atlantis.

A total of 38 Travel Counsellors attended the conference, along with Irish head office staff Cathy Burke, Bernie Whelan and Ciara MacConnell and Travel Counsellors Chairman and founder David Speakman, Managing Director Steve Byrne, Sales Director Malcolm Hingley, and Simon Ward of Phenix.

The weekend event started on the Friday evening with a Dubai Tourism Arabian Evening, along with One&Only Resorts and Atlantis, followed on Saturday by the conference and a supplier Pow Wow that was well supported by 46 representatives from 36 suppliers.

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Enjoying the Arabian Evening were Susan O’Brien, Regional Director of Sales – UK & Ireland, Capella Hotel Group; Travel Counsellor Phyllis Walters; and Michele Mc Conalogue, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lough Eske Castle….

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… along with Simon Ward of Phenix with Travel Counsellors Aidan Murray and Ian Walsh.

The highlight of the event was the Black Tie Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held in the Le Panto Restaurant. Nine award categories were announced with the new category of Best Supplier being awarded to GoHop.ie and the Best Travel Counsellor being won by the very popular Sarah McCarthy.

Dinner and the awards were followed by a live band and some seriously energetic dancing!!!

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Winner of the Best Travel Counsellor award, Sarah McCarthy (centre) receives the trophy from Cathy Burke and David Speakman

Award Winners

Best Supplier:  GoHop.ie

Best Phenix:  Kathy O’Sullivan

Best Margin:  Niamh Quinlan

Best Business Increase:  Jennifer O’Brien

Best Travel Counsellor:  Sarah McCarthy

Most Helpful Travel Counsellor:  Raymond Lee

Best Cruise:  Geraldine Martin

Best Travel Diaries:  Gayle Buckley

Referral League:  Mary Foyle

The conference sponsors comprised Dubai Tourism, Kerzner (Atlantis and One&Only Resorts), DoSomethingDifferent.com, Capella Hotels and Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Blue Insurances, and Amazing Thailand.

Some of the 36 suppliers who took part in the Pow Wow workshop:

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Dubai Tourism

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One&Only Resorts / Atlantis

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Tourism Authority of Thailand

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Blue Insurances

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Air Canada

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Lowcostbeds.ie

081

US Airways

084

Virgin Atlantic Airways

083

Abbey Travel

085

One Stop Touring Shop

088

Air France KLM

092

Etihad Airways

099

Travelport

048

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

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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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