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Pat Dawson to be Honoured by Spain

Pat Dawson to be Honoured by Spain

Pat Dawson, Chief Executive of the ITAA, will later this year be awarded the Medal of the Order of Civil Merit at the behest of His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, at a ceremony hosted by the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, José María Rodríguez-Coso.

The Order of Civil Merit was established by King Alfonso XIII in 1926 to “reward the civic virtues of civil servants as well as the extraordinary services to the Nation of Spanish and foreign subjects.” Pat Dawson will be presented the accolade in recognition of his valuable work towards strengthening relations between Ireland and Spain, particularly in the area of tourism.

Pat said: “I am delighted and honoured to be selected to receive the Medal of the Order of Civil Merit. Spain and Ireland have been important partners in tourism for many years and I have always considered it a pleasure to foster this important relationship. I am supremely appreciative and humbled to be acknowledged in this way.”

Gonzalo Ceballos

Gonzalo Ceballos

Gonzalo Ceballos, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin, said: “Pat is extremely deserving of this honour and I am delighted that his tremendous work in building trade relations between Ireland and Spain has been recognised by King Felipe VI. This award is a symbol of Spain’s appreciation of Pat and his role in nurturing the bond between our two nations, particularly in relation to tourism.”

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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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