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Rewards Aplenty as Travel Counsellors Recognises Top Performers

Rewards Aplenty as Travel Counsellors Recognises Top Performers

Conference delegates received an insight into how they can benefit from utilising the tools and technology the company provides to take control of their own businesses and increase their earning potential. 

All the award winners with head office staff

All the award winners with head office staff

During one of the morning business sessions, Kirsten Hughes, Travel Counsellors’ Commercial Director, told delegates: “To protect your business and earn the margin you deserve, how you buy a product is as important as how you sell it. That’s why, as well as having access to the widest choice of suppliers in the industry, we are dedicated to developing the very best dynamic packaging system, enabling you to take control of what and how you sell, and grow your businesses in an ever competitive commercial market.”

Kirsten Hughes, Commercial Director, gave agents advice and tips on increasing their income

Kirsten Hughes, Commercial Director, gave agents advice and tips on increasing their income

Kirsten showcased how, just by utilising the company’s dynamic packaging system Phenix, agents can still sell the best products at the best prices to their customers, while dramatically increasing their own earning potential.

The conference culminated with a glamorous Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony, a highlight of the Travel Counsellors event.

Sarah McCarthy scoops ‘Best Travel Counsellor’ award: Bernie Whelan, Business Development Executive; Sarah McCarthy; Cathy Burke, General Manager; and Malcolm Hingley, Sales Director

Sarah McCarthy scoops ‘Best Travel Counsellor’ award: Bernie Whelan, Business Development Executive; Sarah McCarthy; Cathy Burke, General Manager; and Malcolm Hingley, Sales Director

There were seven award categories this year:

Best Business Partner:  DoSomethingDifferent.com

Best Newcomer:  Susan Hegarty, Carlow

Best Phenix:  Sarah McCarthy, Cork

Best Business Increase:  Douglas Hastings, Donegal

Best Corporate Travel:  Claudia Lane, Limerick

Best Cruise:  Geraldine Martin, Donegal

Best ‘Quote & Book’ System Sales:  Mary Foyle, Cork

Best Travel Counsellor:  Sarah McCarthy, Cork

Geraldine Martin, winner of the Best Cruise Award, commented: “The highlight for me was receiving my award. We are part of a great company with great people and I feel so proud to be a Travel Counsellor, the best in the industry in my opinion.”

Cathy Burke, Travel Counsellors’ General Manager, gave a special mention to the team at Lyrath Estate & Spa: “This is our eighth conference in Ireland and so far the best – and a big part of that was the efficiency and fantastic service of the staff and management at Lyrath, who seemed to anticipate our every requirement during the event.”

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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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