You could win €1,000 simply by writing 500 words – if you work in a travel agency or tour operator in Ireland (North or South) and have participated in a fam trip, or taken a trip won as a prize at a travel trade event in Ireland, over the past 20 months (i.e. since 1st January 2012).
Bernie Roche of HRG Worldwide / Club Travel is already one of five potential winners of that €1,000 having become our July winner in the Irish Travel Trade News Budding Travel Writer Competition, sponsored by Travel Counsellors Ireland. Bernie has therefore already won a €100 One4all gift voucher and an invitation to the 22nd Irish Travel Trade Awards gala event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin (previously the Burlington Hotel), on Wednesday 11th December 2013 – when one of our five monthly winners (from July to November) will be presented with the 2013 Budding Travel Writer of the Year Award and a cash prize of €1,000!
Our August winner will be announced next week, as selected by the four judges: Ronan Flood and Neil Steedman of Irish Travel Trade News and Cathy Burke and Bernie Whelan of Travel Counsellors Ireland.
You could be a monthly winner too and also win that €1,000! Simply send 500 words and one or two photos from your trip, along with your name, job title and company, to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Full details and competition rules are on www.ittn.ie.)