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Stella and JP Win Dubai Event Prizes

Stella and JP Win Dubai Event Prizes

Stella Cleary-Ackland of Cellet Travel Services and JP Thompson of the Sunday World were the two lucky winners at last night’s Dubai event in Dublin hosted by Dubai Tourism, Kerzner International and Etihad Airways.

Dubai Event Stella Cleary-Ackland

Stella Cleary-Ackland of Cellet (second left) receives her prize of tickets to Croke Park from Dave Walsh and Karen Maloney, Etihad Airways, and Ingrid Aagesen, Dubai Tourism

Stella won two tickets from Etihad Airways to next Sunday’s GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship replay final between Galway and Kilkenny, while JP won the night’s big prize of a trip to Dubai via Abu Dhabi sponsored by Etihad Airways, Dubai Tourism and Kerzner International.

Dubai Event Sponsors

Ian Scott and Ingrid Aagesen of Dubai Tourism with Lee Barker, Account Director Leisure Sales, Kerzner International Marketing (UK)

Welcoming the guests, Ian Scott, Director UK and Ireland for Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Dubai has been given a higher profile in Ireland – and it is working. Ireland is massively outperforming the overall market growth and we expect to have welcomed between 35-40,000 visitors from Ireland by the year-end. Some 17% of the Irish growth is going into 3-star or 4-star self-catering accommodation.”

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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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