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Sunway Thanks Suppliers and Media for 50 Years of Support

Sunway Thanks Suppliers and Media for 50 Years of Support

The attendance at the Sunway 50th Anniversary thank you lunch was testament to the high esteem in which this Irish-owned tour operator is held by all its suppliers. The venue was the Mulberry Garden  Restaurant in Donnybrook, created by the late great Ernie Evans, and still one of the best.

Katerina Bomshtein,Gran Canaria;Jim Furlong,Sunway;Teresa Nieto and Kathryn Macdonnell;Spanish TO and Nicholas  Villalobas ,Mestres beCordial.

Katerina Bomshtein, Gran Canaria; Jim Furlong, Sunway; Teresa Nieto and Kathryn Macdonnell, Spanish Tourism Office.

Sunway is a 100% Irish owned family business which was founded in 1966 by Roy Beatty. The company then passed to Roy’s daughter Madeline Kilbride in 1974 and to his granddaughter, Tanya Airey in 1998.Tanya’s father Jim Furlong has remained Chairman since 1974. Tanya’s husband Philip Airey is a Director of the company and her cousin Brian McGovern is Financial Director.

PhilipAirey,Tanya Airey,Mary Denton ;Sunway with Mikael Rissanen,Lapland Safaris

Philip Airey, Tanya Airey and Mary Denton, Sunway, with Mikael Rissanen, Lapland Safari

Jim Furlong Chairman of Sunway was one of the gracious hosts at Sunway’s 50th Birthday celebration at Mulberry Garden in Dublin. With Tanya and Philip Airey to the fore and ably assisted by Mary Denton, Anita Kelly, Deirdre Sweeny, Marie Claire Porter, Brian McGovern and Jeanette Taylor all guests were made to feel most welcome.

Danny Giles,Hurtigruten;Amanda Middler,Silversea;Tanya Airey,Sunway and David Sanderson,NCL.

Danny Giles,Hurtigruten;Amanda Middler,Silversea;Tanya Airey,Sunway and David Sanderson,NCL.

The great and the good of the travel trade attended the event with partners from Europe and the World including Morocco, Turkey, Spain and Lapland helping to celebrate 50 years of successful trading.

Eileen Penrose,APG;Eamon Flanagan,Air Canada and Anita Thomas,Emirates.

Eileen Penrose, APG; Eamon Flanagan, Air Canada; and Anita Thomas, Emirates

Tanya Airey CX of Sunway thanked all partners and trade for their support over the years and this was very evident by the number of those who travelled to join the Sunway team for their celebrations.

Tryphavana Cross,Las Vegas CVA and Jeanette Taylor,Sunway.

Tryphavana Cross, Las Vegas CVA, and Jeanette Taylor, Sunway

Arminda Delgado,Lanzarote TB;Teresa Nieto and Kathryn Macdonnell;Spanish TO ;Bienbvenido Saavdra and Rosa Maria Martin;Fariones Hotels.

Arminda Delgado, Lanzarote Tourist Board; Teresa Nieto and Kathryn Macdonnell, Spanish Tourism Office; Bienbvenido Saavdra and Rosa Maria Martin, Fariones Hotels

cccc,Volker Lorenz,Amadeus and Ciaran Mulligan,Blue Insurances.

Stuart Pearl, AMA Waterways; Volker Lorenz, Amadeus; and Ciaran Mulligan, Blue Insurances

Anita Kelly,Sunway;

Anita Kelly, Sunway; Suzann Marx, Costa Calero; Tom O’Neill, Sunway; Magdelena Tabaka, Atlantis Resorts; and Nicolas Mestres, beCordial Hotels & Resorts

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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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