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Irish Agents Segway Through Chicago

Irish Agents Segway Through Chicago

To celebrate the launch of United’s new Shannon – Chicago route, Choose Chicago, the city’s tourist board, in conjunction with United, recently took a group of agents on a trip to Chicago.

Pamela O’Loughlin, Limerick Travel; Kate McGillicuddy, Abbey Travel; Wendy McCartney, American Holidays; Marena Rohan, Ace Travel; Sarah Junker, Choose Chicago; Bernie Roche, HRG/Club Travel; Aoife Gregg, United; Pat Reede, United; Kristi Schuda, Choose Chicago; and Ciara Donoghue, FCm Travel Solutions

Joining the group of invited guests and dignitaries at the flight gate on 7th June, the group of nine enjoyed a gate-side glass of bubbly and some expertly crafted cake resembling the iconic Willis Tower, before boarding the B757 to Chicago.

Wendy McCartney, American Holidays; Marena Rohan, Ace Travel; Kate McGillicuddy, Abbey Travel; Pamela O’Loughlin, Limerick Travel; Aoife Gregg, United; and Bernie Roche, HRG/Club Travel

Over a sunny and warm weekend, the group explored the (not so) Windy City on foot, by Segway and boat – taking in all the sights of this famous city, its eclectic architecture, scenic lakefront and delicious food. Fittingly for an all-girls group, there was ample time to go shopping and discover why Chicago is one of the top shopping destinations in the USA.

Bernie Roche, HRG/Club Travel; Sarah Junker, Choose Chicago; Bill Schmitt, Choose Chicago; Wendy McCartney, American Holidays; Marena Rohan, Ace Travel; Kate McGillicuddy, Abbey Travel; Aoife Gregg, United; Ciara Donoghue, FCm Travel Solutions; Pat Reede, United; and Pamela O’Loughlin, Limerick Travel

To top off this exciting weekend, the group was treated to a unique Gospel Brunch on Sunday, an all-you-can-eat buffet of truly stunning proportions and handclapping, ‘hallelujah-shouting’ live entertainment.

Pat Reede, United; Ciara Donoghue, FCm Travel Solutions; John Curran, Limerick Travel; Wendy McCartney, American Holidays; Marena Rohan, Ace Travel; Sarah Junker, Choose Chicago; Aoife Gregg, United; Kate McGillicuddy, Abbey Travel; Pamela O’Loughlin, Limerick Travel; Bernie Roche, HRG/Club Travel

Chicago, you may be called the Second City, but there certainly is nothing second-place about you!

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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 www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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