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Irish Travel Trade Awards Announces 14 Sponsors and First 11 Award Categories

Irish Travel Trade Awards Announces 14 Sponsors and First 11 Award Categories

To date, a record 14 leading companies and organisations have signed up as sponsors of the 2015 Irish Travel Trade Awards, the Irish travel industry’s social event of the year to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin – Burlington Road on Friday 27th November 2015. Also today, Irish Travel Trade News announces the first 11 award categories.

Sponsors

The following sponsors are supporting the 24th Irish Travel Trade Awards:

  1. Andalucia Tourism Board
  2. Blue Insurances
  3. Dublin Airport
  4. Emirates
  5. Ethiopian Airlines
  6. Grant Thornton
  7. Red Sea Holidays
  8. Salou Tourist Board
  9. Shannon Airport
  10. Spanish Tourism Office
  11. Tourism Authority of Thailand
  12. Tourism Malaysia
  13. Turkish Airlines
  14. Wendy Wu Tours

If your company or organisation wishes to join the above list, contact Ian Bloomfield, ian@belgravegroup.ie, +353 1 216 4222, or Hilary Drumm, hilary@belgravegroup.ie, +353 85 777 0400 for details of your sponsorship options.

Awards

As previously announced, four special awards will be presented at this year’s Irish Travel Trade Awards: the ITTN Industry Achievement Award, the ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Award, the ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year Award, and the ITTN Voter’s Prize.

Also, in addition to Best Agent Friendly Company, two further categories have been introduced for All Companies: Best Agent Friendly Individual and Best Newcomer.

The Best Travel Insurance Provider category has also been reintroduced to the Travel Agency Services award categories, which this year comprise:

Best National Tourist Office

Best Accommodation Provider

Best Travel Technology Provider

Best Travel Insurance Provider

The other award categories, covering Airlines, Destinations, Sea Transport, Land Transport, and Tour Operators will be announced in the coming weeks.

Voting for the 2015 Irish Travel Trade Awards will be opened on Tuesday 1st September and closed nine weeks later on Friday 30th October. The top nominations for each category will be announced in the first week of November. All fully completed and eligible Voting Forms received will be entered into a draw to win a Red Sea Holidays luxury 2016 holiday for two in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Table Bookings

To ensure your places at this year’s Awards event, book your tables or seats now at: http://www.ittn.ie/resources/ITTAwardsBookingForm2015.pdf

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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