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ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year Competition Returns!

ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year Competition Returns!

The Irish Travel Trade News team is delighted to announce that the 2016 ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year has begun and that this year ALL members of the Irish travel industry can enter the competition – in which the top prize is tickets for two from Dublin to any destination on Emirates’ extensive worldwide network.

The competition will run for five months, from Wednesday 1st June to Monday 31st October 2016, and photos taken since 1st November 2015 are eligible.

Each month’s entries will be judged by Anita Thomas, Sales Manager Ireland, Emirates, the competition’s sponsors; Michael Flood, Editor, Irish Travel Trade News; and Neil Steedman, ITTN’s News & Features Editor. Each of the five monthly winners will receive a voucher for €200.

In addition, a wild card finalist will be chosen from all the entries submitted over the five months by a separate panel of judges comprising Enda Corneille, Country Manager Ireland, Emirates; professional photographer Paul Sherwood; and Michael Flood, ITTN Editor. The wild card winner will also receive a €200 voucher.

An overall winner will be selected from the six finalists and will be presented with tickets for two from Dublin to any destination on Emirates’ extensive worldwide network at the Irish Travel Trade Awards. For details on how to enter click here.

Irish Travel Trade Awards

All the six winners of the 2016 ITTN+EMIRATES Travel Photographer of the Year competition will also be guests of Emirates at this year’s Irish Travel Trade Awards, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin – Burlington Road on Friday 25th November 2016, when the overall winner will be announced.

The Irish Travel Trade Awards, the highlight of the Irish travel industry calendar, will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in November, so book your seats NOW – because there will be even more fun and surprises than usual at the Awards’ Silver Jubilee! Email ian.bloomfield@advantagegroup.ie or hilary.drumm@advantagegroup.ie for booking details.

The highly prized Irish Travel Trade Awards, which reward excellence in product and service as voted by Irish travel agents North and South, will include new categories this year, as well as Best Newcomer and Best Agent Friendly Individual, and the evening will also reveal the winners of this year’s ITTN Industry Achievement Award and the ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Award.

For details of sponsorship opportunities at the Awards event, please contact Ian Bloomfield, T: +353 (0)1 216 4222, E: ian.bloomfield@advantagegroup.ie

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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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