Register Now to Attend the Irish Travel Industry Summit

Register Now to Attend the Irish Travel Industry Summit

The inaugural Irish Travel Industry Summit will take place on Friday 24th November in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

All intending attendees must register by clicking on this link. Places are limited so early registration is recommended. Click here to register.The cost to attend is €75 plus vat.

The Summit will be officially opened by Brian Hayes MEP and will focus on two key issues: the three leisure travel sectors that are generating increased bookings for travel agents – ocean and river cruising, long-haul holidays and adventure holidays, as well as the new EU Package Travel Directive and its pending Irish legislation.

Speakers at the inaugural Irish Travel Industry Summit on Friday 24th November 2017 at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin 4, will include Veronica Manfredi, Head of Unit E2 ‘Consumer and Marketing Law’, European Commission, on the forthcoming EU Package Travel Directive. ITAA President, Cormac Meehan will address the challenges of Brexit.


Session One: Leisure Travel

This session will commence at 14.00

Speaker Organisation Presentation Title
Andy Harman CLIA The Continued Growth in Cruising
Deirdre Sweeny                    Sunway Operating as a Multi-Destination Boutique Operator
Brian Young G Adventures Adventure Travel Grows in Popularity
John Booty Wendy Wu Tours The Booming Market to China
Andrew McCarroll AIB Merchant  Services Is Your IT System Credit Card Compliant?

Coffee Break


Session Two: EU Package Travel Directive

Speaker Organisation Presentation Title
Veronica Manfredi Head Unit E2, European Commission The Package Travel Directive 2018
David Hodnett Commission for Aviation Regulation Options Arising in the Transposition of Directive (2015/2302/EU)
Cormac Meehan President ITAA Brexit – Opportunity or Threat?


This session will finish at 17.30

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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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