All posts tagged "Dominic Burke"

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    Travel Centres Terminates Memberships of King Travel and Killiney Travel

    On Friday morning last, Matt Corcoran of King Travel and Richard Cullen of Killiney Travel received emails...

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    Arrivederci Lorenzo

    Rebecca Kelly of MSC Cruises organised a farewell dinner party for her “five-year work husband”, Lorenzo Diamantini, who is moving to Geneva to become the cruise line’s Deputy Executive Director – UK, Ireland & Australia, and such is the affection in which he his held among the trade that 23 of the...

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    RCI/Celebrity/Azamara Recognise Irish Top Performers

    It was smiles all round as Royal Caribbean International recognised its top agents on the Island of Ireland. The newly appointed Managing Director for Royal Caribbean International, Stuart Leven, told Irish Travel Trade News that the Irish market was very important to the cruise line and that they were pleased to recognise...

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    Travel Centres Conference a Great Success

    Wings Abroad was named Supplier of the Year,for the second successive year, at Travel Centres’ annual conference, held at the Killeshin Hotel in Naas last weekend. The runner-up was BookaBed. It was largest ever conference for the Travel Centers group, headed up by Dominic and Bernie Burke, the group now has 74...

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    Travel Centres Spells Out ‘Why You Need a Travel Agent!’

    “Before planning your next trip, take a small leap of faith and entrust your travel plans, finite budget and stress levels to a human being who understands the nuances of human behaviour and knows how to ask the right questions in order to elicit the right information. In other words — ask...

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    Travel Centres Adds Riviera Travel to Supplier Portfolio

    Travel Centres’ founder and Chief Executive, Dominic Burke, has announced that the Waterford-based consortium has added Riviera Travel to its growing list of prestige suppliers, servicing the needs of its 71 affiliated agents located throughout the country. Riviera will now join the 50 or so other suppliers who cater for the group’s...

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    Marble City Travel Wins Kilkenny ‘Business of the Year’

    Congratulations to Tom Britton and his team at Marble City Travel in Kilkenny, which recently won ‘Service Provider of the Year’ and the overall ‘Business of the Year’ at the annual Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce Awards. These follow hot on the heels of three awards that the agency won at Travel Centres’...

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    Diary Dates for Travel Centres 2013 Conference

    With the words “fantastic”, “wonderful”, “brilliant”, “fabulous” and “amazing” being the most frequently used in travel agents’ descriptions of the organisation’s recent conference, Dominic Burke, Managing Director of Travel Centres, has already fixed the dates for next year’s conference: Friday 8th – Saturday 9th November 2013.  Dominic told Irish Travel Trade News:...

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    Travel Centres Raffle Raises €1,200 for Charities

    At its recent annual conference, the Travel Centres consortium organised a raffle in aid of the Irish Travel Trade Charity Family Fun Day during the Gala Dinner and Awards night. The raffle raised €1,200 for the Fun Day’s two appointed charities, the Irish Cancer Society and Pieta House.

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    Weekend Conference for Travel Centres

    The Travel Centres consortium has announced that its annual conference will revert to a weekend event this year and will take place from Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd November 2012 at the Killashee House Hotel and Villa Spa near Naas, Co Kildare — located just minutes from the M7/M9 motorways. Dominic Burke...

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    Taking the Sting Out of Travel

    Travel Centres’ new website, TravelBug.ie, which has the catchy slogan “Taking the sting out of travel”, is now up and running. The site includes a blog by Dominic Burke, a directory of members, deals, and, in the Who’s Been Where? section, photos and biographical notes of several agency owners.

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    A Future for the ITAA?

    In a statement issued last week, Michael Doorley, Managing Director of Shandon Travel, who has been proposed and seconded for the position of Treasurer of the Irish Travel Agents Association and which is to be determined by ITAA members on 14th March, highlighted the serious situation currently faced by the ITAA, both...

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    Travel Centres’ Brave New World

    Travel Centres is distributing a new brochure, ‘The Brave New World of Travel’, to travel agencies around the country in a drive to expand its membership. The 12-page brochure sets out the benefits of being a member of the consortium, including enhanced commercial agreements, weekly webinars, reduced overheads and exclusive deals. Managing...

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    Malaysia Fam Trip for Five Top Irish Agents

    Ireland’s five top counter staff for bookings to Malaysia in 2012 will be heading off to visit the country for themselves in an incentive soon to be launched by the Malaysian Tourism Board. In the January issue of Irish Travel Trade News – published this week – News and Features Editor Neil...

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    AgentWiki Idea Wins Amadeus Prize for Dominic Burke

    Congratulations to Dominic Burke of Travel Centres who will be rewarded €2,000 for winning fourth place in the global Amadeus Brighter, Bolder, Better ideas for travel competition with his AgentWiki idea. Participants from all over the world were asked to submit their ideas based on the Bigger Bolder Better campaign. AgentWiki Why...

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    Travel Centres Agents Speed-date Suppliers

    Travel Centres held a very successful Suppliers Workshop at the Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin, last Tuesday, when some 60 members held scheduled 15-minute ‘speed dates’ with the consortium’s preferred suppliers.