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Two New Award Categories for 2017 Irish Travel Trade Awards

Two New Award Categories for 2017 Irish Travel Trade Awards

Voting for the 26 award categories in this year’s Irish Travel Trade Awards will commence on Friday 1st September 2017. The categories will include two newly introduced awards: Best Adventure Holiday Destination and Best Use of Social Media, as well as the re-introduced Best City Break Destination.

AIRLINES

  1. Best Airline to Europe
  2. Best Airline to North America
  3. Best Long Haul Airline
  4. Best Business Class Airline

SEA TRANSPORT

  1. Best Ferry Company
  2. Best River Cruise Company
  3. Best Ocean Cruise Company
  4. Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Company

LAND TRANSPORT

  1. Best Car Rental Company
  2. Best Rail Company

DESTINATIONS

  1. Best Destination in Europe
  2. Best Destination in North America
  3. Best Destination in Asia Pacific
  4. Best Sun Holiday Destination
  5. Best City Break Destination
  6. Best Adventure Holiday Destination

TRAVEL AGENCY SERVICES

  1. Best National Tourist Office
  2. Best Accommodation Provider
  3. Best Travel Technology Provider

TOUR OPERATORS

  1. Best Sun Tour Operator
  2. Best Ski Tour Operator
  3. Best Adventure Tour Operator
  4. Best Long Haul Tour Operator

ALL COMPANIES

  1. Best Use of Social Media
  2. Best Agent Friendly Individual
  3. Best Agent Friendly Company

Category descriptions will be published before voting opens on Friday 1st September 2017 – but no doubt, as always, suppliers will get busy over the summer months lobbying travel agents for their votes!

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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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