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Claire Somers Wins Trip to Washington DC

Claire Somers Wins Trip to Washington DC

Excitement is building towards the 8th June launch of United’s inaugural flight from Dublin to Washington DC. Welcoming the travel trade to an evening with delegates led by Elliott Ferguson, President and Chief Executive of Destination DC, Yvonne Muldoon, Sales Manager – Ireland for United, was in great form and looking forward to the launch date.

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Claire Somers of American Holidays (centre) receives her prize of a trip for two to Washington DC from Elliott Ferguson, Destination DC; Yvonne Muldoon, United; Theresa Belpulsi, Destination DC; and Aoife Gregg, United

Yvonne, ably assisted by the local team of Pat Reede, Brian Hughes and Aoife Gregg, hosted delegates from hotels Days Inn and Dupont Circle, Washington DC Airport, Newseum, and Bike & Roll. Trade visitors were able to network with the visiting delegates and gather information on some of the many attractions that the US capital city has to offer.

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Brian Hughes, United; Lisa Chamberlin, Capital Region USA; and Aoife Gregg, United

In the prize draw, Claire Somers of American Holidays won first prize of two return tickets on United to Washington DC, three nights accommodation in the Dupont Circle Hotel, and two tickets for Bike & Roll, the Newseum, and the DC Metro Food Tour.

Claire Delaney of FCm Travel Solutions won second prize of three nights at the Days Inn and two tickets for Bike & Roll, while Jeff Buyl of BCD Travel won third prize of a United goodie bag.

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Beverleigh Fly, Innstant Travel and Chair, Visit USA Committee; Claire Etches, Destination DC; and Finola Cunningham, US Embassy

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Jennifer Connor, GTI; Michael Fetters, Newseum; Mary Dargan, GoHop.ie; and Derek Keogh, GTI

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Pat Reede of United with Clodagh Oxley, Visit USA

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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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