ITOF Looks to 2013 for Increased Package Holiday Sales

ITOF Looks to 2013 for Increased Package Holiday Sales

The President of the Irish Tour Operators Federation, John Devereux, in a media briefing noted that Irish tour operators had seen a significant increase in package holiday sales last year and that early bookings so far this year suggest this trend is continuing.

Philip Airey, Sunway; John Devereux, President of ITOF and Managing Director, American Holidays; and Gonzalo Ceballos, Spanish Tourism Office

He was speaking at a function in Dublin, co-hosted with the Spanish Tourism Office. He went on to outline the benefits of booking with a tour operator. “There are many compelling reasons to book with with a bonded tour operator,” he said, “and this became especially clear to many Irish holidaymakers during last year’s volcanic ash disruptions.”

Flan Clune, Chief Executive of ITOF, and Helen Caron, Falcon Holidays’ Director of Ireland

He also revealed that US capacity had  soared to new heights with 762,000 seats on offer ex Ireland for the period from May to September this year, compared to 625,000 seats for the same period last year.  This has created great value packages for the consumer with seven night packages to Orlando for €495. This is really a value for money package from American Holidays.

Kathryn McDonald, Spanish Tourism Office; John Kinane, Managing Director, Thomas Cook Holidays Ireland; and Sara Rivero Lopez, Spanish Tourism Office

The Irish Tour Operators Federation accounts for the majority of all outbound packaged holidays, and its members comprise the major tour operators in Ireland.

Kevin Nolan, Topflight, and Ray Scully, Managing Director, Crystal Holidays

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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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