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July 2013 – In Pictures

July 2013 – In Pictures

Irish Travel Trade News presents a selection of photographs taken at travel trade events throughout the month of July.

Two young Taiwanese men set off on a European Odyssey to visit 44 cities in 24 countries, starting from the Spire on O’Connell Street, Dublin, on 21st July. We wish them the best of luck!

Chief Executive Christoph Mueller announcing Aer Lingus’s new services to San Francisco and Toronto earlier this month. The airline will commence its new services between Dublin, San Francisco and Toronto from April 2014.

Croatia Minister for Tourism Darko Lorencin with Ambassador Jasna Ognjanovac and Director of the Croatian National Tourist Office Tonko Rilovic in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin earlier this month. Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union on 1st July, and has just announced a 31% increase in Irish visitors for the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year.

British Airways’ new Airbus A380 at Shannon Airport

Captain Ian Yorath and Senior 1st Officer Peter Nye on the flight deck of the A380 preparing to fly back to the UK

Graham Aldren and Karen Wright both from British Airways welcome the new aircraft

Gareth McGimpsey of Bangor receiving the Irish Seniors Close Trophy from GUI President-Elect Liam Martin with Martin Carty, Captain of Portuma Golf Club, Isabel Oliveira of Tourism Malaysia, and Tony Goode, Ireland Senior team Captain (Photo: Ronan Quinlan)

To celebrate 4th July Independence Day, American Holidays organised, for the first time in Ireland, a cross-community and cross-border flash mob. This took place outside the tour operator’s office in Duke Street, Dublin, and included tribute acts such as Elvis, Katy Perry and Dolly Parton.

DAA T2 manager Gary McLean with Joan Carrick, Delta Station Manager-Dublin, and her team celebrating Deltas’ 25 years in Ireland.

David McKee, Treva Marshall and Rob Varley from Florida’s Space Coast were in Dublin earlier this month promoting their region to the Irish trade. Florida is also home to Port Canaveral, one of the finest cruise ports in the USA, and to the Kennedy Space Center, which is a must visit attraction for any Irish visitor to Florida.

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