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Travel Agencies to Self-Nominate for 2017 ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards

Travel Agencies to Self-Nominate for 2017 ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards

In a new departure for the ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards, travel agents throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will be invited to nominate their own agency for consideration by the judging panel.

The opening date for nominations will be Tuesday 26th September and travel agents will have 18 days to enter their submissions, using a template on the ITTN.ie website, by Friday 13th October 2017 – so start preparing your submissions NOW!

These will comprise a brief statement about the agency, including its promotion activities and innovations during 2017, exterior and interior photos of the agency, and details of its website(s) and social media platforms.

The submissions will be assessed by five judges: Sinead Grace, Tourism Ireland; Joan Scales, The Irish Times; Michael Flood, Editor, ITTN; Neil Steedman, News & Features Editor, ITTN; and Sarah Slattery, Social Media Manager, ITTN – with the judging panel convened by a non-voting Chairman, Stephen Murray, Grant Thornton.

The four province winners will be announced on Tuesday 31st October and the overall winner of the 2017 ITTN Travel Agency of the Year award will be announced at the 2017 Irish Travel Trade Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 24th November at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

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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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