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Tour America Celebrates 21st Birthday

Tour America Celebrates 21st Birthday

The annual ‘invasion’ by Tour America’s American partners commenced on Friday night with a reception and dinner at the Morrison Hotel. American attractions, ground handlers, hotels, airlines, cruise companies and destinations were on hand to present their new 2017 products to the Irish trade and media.

Liz Wright, Tour America; Olwen McKinney, Amadeus; and Veronica Flood, Tour America

Liz Wright, Tour America; Olwen McKinney, Amadeus; and Veronica Flood, Tour America

Managing Director Mary McKenna was delighted to welcome back her many friends and business partners and is eagerly looking forward to 2017. Cruise is now a very important addition to the Tour America portfolio and the luxury cruise market is performing well at present and into 2017.

Mary McKenna with Declan Power and Isabel Hunt, Shannon Airport

Mary McKenna with Declan Power and Isabel Hunt, Shannon Airport

Celebrating the company’s 21st birthday this year, Mary was effusive in thanking her wonderful staff, many of whom have been in the company from the beginning and have shared all the good, and not so good, times throughout the years.

Tryphavana Cross, Las Vegas CVA, with Yvonne Muldoon, Aer Lingus

Tryphavana Cross, Las Vegas CVA, with Yvonne Muldoon, Aer Lingus

Josephine Ando, Visit Tampa; Colin Brodie, Visit Florida; and Sarah Hanson, Daytona Beach

Josephine Ando, Visit Tampa; Colin Brodie, Visit Florida; and Sarah Hanson, Daytona Beach

Frank McCaffrey, Delta Air Lines; Erica Ogcesby, MSC Cruises; Yvonne Muldoon, Aer Lingus; and Patricia Purdue, Massachusetts OTT

Frank McCaffrey, Delta Air Lines; Erica Ogcesby, MSC Cruises; Yvonne Muldoon, Aer Lingus; and Patricia Purdue, Massachusetts OTT

Mary McKenna with Greg Evans, Philadelphia CVB

Mary McKenna with Greg Evans, Philadelphia CVB

Cary Amador, Ramada; Dave Cole, Universal Studios; Swapnil Shah, Ramada; and Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus

Cary Amador, Ramada; Dave Cole, Universal Studios; Swapnil Shah, Ramada; and Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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