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Ian Wins Paradores Prize at Irish Travel Industry Trade Show

Ian Wins Paradores Prize at Irish Travel Industry Trade Show

The Irish Travel Industry Trade Show 2017 kicked off in its new location, the RDS, with a lunch for travel agents sponsored by Paradores and the Spanish Tourist Office. The lucky winner of the Paradores prize was Ian Collins from Strand Travel in Waterford.

Ian Collins from Strand Travel receives his prize from Juanjo Gonalezof,Paradores and Teresa Gancedo,Spanish Tourist Office.

Ian Collins, Strand Travel, receives his prize from Juanjo Gonalezof, Paradores, and Teresa Gancedo, Spanish Tourist Office

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Jeff Collins, Best4Travel, and Antoinette Young, Falcon Holidays

The show attracted more than 130 exhibitors who spent the day promoting their products to the many travel professionals who attended, and renewing business relationships.

There were lots of great prizes to be won by the agents who attended, and Portugal hosted a pre-barbecue drinks reception with some fine wines from the sunny Mediterranean country.

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Mark Clifford, O’Hanrahan Travel, and John Barrett, Magic Vacations, with Baunye Dimitrova and Jane Elliott, O’Hanrahan Travel

Aer Lingus, in association with Bradley International Airport and Connecticut, hosted an American-style barbecue dinner together with an American football game.

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Maureen Meehan meets Michela Banks, Royal Caribbean International

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Isabel Oliveira from Tourism Malaysia at the RDS

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Natalia Bel Llop was busy promoting Salou at the ITAA show

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George Barter, J Barter Travel Group; Fatos Sahin, Turkish TO; Alper Sean Kanburoglu and Onur Gul,Turkish Airlines

Bernadette Goldsmithand Blaithin O'Donnell were on the Air Candada Rouge stand .

Bernadette Goldsmith and Blaithin O’Donnell were on the Air Canada Rouge stand

Clair Dunne,The Travel Broker with Lynda Betsch,Aegean Airlines . The Greek carrier will fly three times a week from Dublin to Athens this summer.

Claire Dunne, The Travel Broker, with Lynda Betsch, Aegean Airlines, which will fly three times a week from Dublin to Athens this summer

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Kim Longley and Hortensio Fernandes, Yellowfish Transfers, were part of the Portuguese trade group in the RDS

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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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