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World Travel Centre and Wings Abroad Share Travel Centres Best Supplier Award

World Travel Centre and Wings Abroad Share Travel Centres Best Supplier Award

Saturday night’s Gala Dinner at the Travel Centres conference in the Killashee House Hotel & Villa Spa near Naas, Co Kildare, saw World Travel Centre and Wings Abroad being declared joint winners of the Best Supplier Award, as voted by the consortium’s 54 members.

Joint Supplier of The Year - World Travel Centre

Joint Supplier of the Year: World Travel Centre

Joint Supplier of The Year - Wings Abroad

Joint Supplier of the Year: Wings Abroad

Travel Centres Bernie and Dominic Burke

Bernie and Dominic Burke hosted the Travel Centres conference

Each of the consortium’s 19 preferred suppliers also nominated their best agency, with O’Hanrahan Travel walking off with five nominations (from Globe Travel, Crystal Holidays, Attraction World, World Travel Centre, and Blue Insurances), while Marble City Travel received three (from BookaBed, Royal Caribbean International, and MSC Cruises), and Lee Travel won twice (Silversea and Wings Abroad), as did The Travel Broker (Hurtigruten and TravelCube).

Dominic Addressing the Gala Dinner 1

Dominic Burke welcomes guests to the Gala Dinner

Other winners of single nominations were Blackpool Travel (Sunway), Creation Travel (Thomas Cook), King Travel (A2B Transfers), Roscrea Travel (Breakaway), Corrib Travel (Irish Ferries), Harvey Travel (Holiday Autos), and Travelworld (One Stop Touring Shop).

Travel Centres Award Winners 2012

(See below for photos of all 19 award presentations.)

The conference also included a workshop with 34 exhibitors…

Trade and Client 1

Trade and Client 2

Trade and Client 3 - Holiday Autos

Trade and Client 4

and a manicure bar sponsored by MSC Cruises…

MSC Manicures 1

MSC Manicures 2

MSC Manicures 3

19 Preferred Suppliers Present 19 Agent of the Year Awards:

Agent of The Year for World Travel Centre - O'Hanrahan Travel

World Travel Centre: O’Hanrahan Travel

Agent of The Year for Holiday Autos - Harvey Travel

Holiday Autos: Harvey Travel

Agent of The Year for Crystal Holidays - O'Hanrahan Travel

Crystal Holidays: O’Hanrahan Travel

Agent of The Year for Irish Ferries - Corrib Travel

Irish Ferries: Corrib Travel

Agent of The Year for One Stop Touring Shop - Travelworld

One Stop Touring Shop: Travelworld

Agent of The Year for Thomas Cook Ireland - Creation Travel

Thomas Cook Ireland: Creation Travel

Agent of The Year for Sunway Holidays - Blackpool Travel

Sunway Holidays: Blackpool Travel

Agent of The Year for Travel Cube - The Travel Broker

TravelCube: The Travel Broker

Agent of The Year for Attraction World - O'Hanrahan Travel

Attraction World: O’Hanrahan Travel

Agent of The Year for Breakaway Tours - Roscrea Travel

Breakaway Tours: Roscrea Travel

Agent of The Year for Globe Hotels - O'Hanrahan Travel

Globe Hotels: O’Hanrahan Travel

Agent of The Year for Bookabed - Marble City Travel

BookaBed: Marble City Travel

Agent of The Year for Silversea - Lee Travel

Silversea: Lee Travel

Agent of The Year for A2B Transfers dot com - King Travel

A2B Transfers: King Travel

Agent of The Year for MSC Cruises - Marble City Travel

MSC Cruises: Marble City Travel

Agent of The Year for Royal Caribbean - Marble City Travel

Royal Caribbean International: Marble City Travel

Agent of The Year for Blue Insurance - O'Hanrahan Travel

Blue Insurances: O’Hanrahan Travel

Agent of The Year for Wings Abroad - Lee Travel

Wings Abroad: Lee Travel

Agent of The Year for Hurtigruten - The Travel Broker

Hurtigruten: The Travel Broker

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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