Visit Portugal Hosts Portugal Experience 2015

Visit Portugal Hosts Portugal Experience 2015

Portugal really hit the Dublin trade running with more than 26 exhibitors at the Portugal Experience 2015 workshop in the Westbury Hotel.

The busy workshop at the Westbury Hotel.

The busy workshop at the Westbury Hotel


The well attended event certainly brought out the cream of the Dublin travel trade, who had a great range of product information from the Portuguese hoteliers, incoming tour operators, car hire, airlines and attractions.

Antonio Soveral Padeira,Celina Tavares,Ivan Beacom,Aer Lingus,Stacy Brien,Budget Travel,HE Bernardo Futscher Pereira, Ambassador of Portugaland John Keogh,Aer Lingus.

Antonio Soveral Padeira and Celina Tavares, both with Visit Portugal; Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus; Stacy Brien, Budget Travel; HE Bernardo Futscher Pereira, Ambassador of Portugal; and John Keogh, Aer Lingus

There were no less than 11 accommodation prizes raffled, with Stacy Brien from Budget Travel winning the top prize of  Aer Lingus tickets to Portugal.

James Malone,Rathgar Travel meets Rafaela Faias from Luna hotels and Resorts.

James Malone, Rathgar Travel, meets Rafaela Faias from Luna Hotels and Resorts

A fine range of Portuguese wines accompanied the buffet dinner as part of the hospitality provided by Visit Portugal.

The Sunway team of Anita Kelly, Gary Byrne and Hilary Mahon meet  Filipa Figueira from Melia Madeira Mare Hotel.

The Sunway team of Anita Kelly, Gary Byrne and Hilary Mahon meet Filipa Figueira, Melia Madeira Mare Hotel

The Director of  the Portuguese National Tourist Office in London, Antonio Soveral Padeeira, who has responsibility  for Ireland, thanked the trade for their attendance and their support in selling Portugal and also thanked Aer Lingus for their support in promoting the destination.

ohn Galligan , John Galligan Travel, Martin Skelly,President of the ITAA and Rory McDwyer, rory McDwyer Travel.

John Galligan, John Galligan Travel; Martin Skelly, President, ITAA; and Rory McDwyer, Rory McDwyer Travel

Paula  Cavaco,PM Holidays briefs Magdelena Reimunn,Eliza Rodriguez and Gabrielle Cerval from The Travel Department.

Paula Cavaco, PM Holidays, briefs Magdelena Reimunn, Eliza Rodriguez and Gabrielle Cerval, Travel Department

Clare Dunne,The Travel Brokermeets Cristina lopes da Silva from the Marina Club Lagos Resort.

Clare Dunne, The Travel Broker, meets Cristina Lopes da Silva, Marina Club Lagos Resort

Ivan Beacom,Aer Lingus updates Colleen Butler and Bev Fly from Bookabed.

Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus, updates Colleen Butler and Bev Fly, BookaBed

Maria Betlencourt and Rui Ventura with Hotel Londres ,Estoril meet Michael Caslin,747 Travel.

Maria Bettencourt and Rui Ventura, Hotel Londres, Estoril, meet Michael Caslin, 747 Travel (centre)

Featured image by Wouter Hagens (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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