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Sarah McCarthy is Best TC, Topflight Voted Best Supplier

Sarah McCarthy is Best TC, Topflight Voted Best Supplier

Travel Counsellor Sarah McCarthy, who made €1,321,000 in sales last year and a record monthly figure of €235,000 in January this year, was pronounced ‘Best TC’ at the Travel Counsellors Ireland annual conference at Fota Island resort this weekend – and the TCs voted Topflight as their Best Supplier.

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Travel Counsellors Niamh Quinlan and Kathy O’Sullivan (centre), who won the lucky draw for two places on next September’s TC-exclusive fam trip to Dubai, with Eileen Penrose of Emirates and Ingrid Aagesen of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Gold TCs, who earn at least £36,000 (€46,800 in Ireland), are producing about 10% of TC business worldwide, while in Ireland the top three each earn more than €85,000. In addition, in the UK about 10% of all TCs are in corporate travel – but 50% of Gold TCs are in corporate travel. Some 70% of Travel Counsellors’ global growth is now coming from corporate travel.

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Big High Fives at the Pow Wow from Travel Counsellor Martina Hayden and Annabel Cove of DoSomethingDifferent.com

There are some 50 TCs in the Republic of Ireland, but Travel Counsellors is confident that this will double to 100 within a year or so – with around 90 having travel trade experience and the other 10 coming from a new Travel Counsellors Academy to be established in Cork for new entrants to the travel industry.

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Niam Quinlan opts for free mobile advertising!

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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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