Major Event in Cork Next April

Major Event in Cork Next April

Travel Counsellors from the Republic of Ireland will gather on Fota Island in Cork next April for one of the biggest events in the company’s calendar year to hear about all the latest news, updates and developments that will enhance the support provided to the growing number of agents in the country.

Fota Island

Fota Island, Cork, venue for the 2013 Conference

Fota Island Hotel and Spa

Fota Island Hotel and Spa

The Travel Counsellors Ireland Conference will take place from 18th – 20th April at the 5-star Fota Island Resort in Cork. There will be over 130 delegates in attendance including 45 of the company’s agents and their partners, plus the company’s management team, head office staff and a host of guest speakers and suppliers.

Conference 1

Delegates to the 2012 Travel Counsellors Ireland Conference enjoying the business sessions

Travel Counsellors Founder and Chairman, David Speakman, who will be in attendance and presenting at the event alongside a number of other company directors, said: “There is no doubt that it has been a tough year for the industry and the country as a whole, but we are firm believers in the power of positive thinking and know that events such as our annual conference are inspirational and motivating for our agents in Ireland.

“This year will be no exception and we will be making a host of new announcements and initiatives to help our Travel Counsellors keep in touch with their customers and grow their businesses. It is important that we continue to be innovative when it comes to customer service, which is at the heart of the business and is the reason that we continue to buck the economic trend.

Conference 2

At the Gala Dinner were Steve Byrne, Managing Director Travel Counsellors; Anabelle Cove, DoSomethingDifferent; and Andre Migliarina, GoHop

Conference 3

Eamonn Flanagan of Air Canada with Karen Maloney of Etihad Airways and Dave Conlon from Travelport

Conference 4

Travel Counsellors Catherine Maguire from Thurles, Mandy Walsh from Trim, and Jennifer O’Brien from Dublin

Conference 5

Brenda Murray-Flynn from Drogheda, Siobhan Power from Tralee, and Rosemary Chawke from Clonmel

Conference 6

Kate Moore from Cork with Simon Ward from the UK Phenix and Commercial team

Conference 7

Supportive partners: Stephen O’Hagan with Elaine Geraghty from Newbridge, and Lorraine Costello from Athy with husband Jon

Pow Wow with Suppliers

The conference will enable the company’s Travel Counsellors, who all run their travel businesses from home, the chance to come together and celebrate the company’s success.

Suppliers in attendance will be exhibiting at the special Pow Wow session, giving agents a chance to meet directly with representatives from a host of tourist boards, hotels and airlines and to learn more about their products and destinations.

Travel Counsellors will also be rewarded for their hard work at the annual awards ceremony and gala dinner.

Conference 8

Suppliers meet Travel Counsellors at the Pow Wow…

Conference 9

 Conference 10


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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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