All posts tagged "Travel Centres"

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    King Travel Joins Travelsavers

    King Travel of Malahide, Co Dublin, which recently had its membership terminated by Travel Centres, has now joined Travelsavers.    Matt Corcoran, Managing Director, told Irish Travel Trade News: “I have now joined Travelsavers Ireland and I am very content, as there is no annual fee, which is a considerable saving for...

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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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    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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    Wings Abroad a Travel Centres ‘Supplier of the Year’

    Wings Abroad, which is only in its second year in Ireland, was voted joint ‘Supplier of the Year’ by members of the Travel Centre consortium. Tayfun Gokpinar, Managing Director of Wings Abroad, said: “We are delighted to have been voted ‘Supplier of the Year 2012’. Our strategy from day one has always...

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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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    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. Each of the consortium’s 19 preferred suppliers also...

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    Travel Centres Conference Speakers and New Members

    ABTA Chairman John McEwan will speak on ‘How ABTA Stays Relevant In a Changing World’ at the Travel Centres conference, ‘The only way is up’, at the Killashee House Hotel and Villa Spa in Naas, Co Kildare, on Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd November 2012. Other conference speakers will include Rosie Meleady...

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    Fun for Children

    The main emphasis of the day’s events was Family Fun and there was much to entertain the many children who attended…

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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 sample survey by Irish Travel Trade News of Irish travel agents nationwide, 78% of respondents said that the Irish Travel Agents Association was currently not of relevance to their business. However, 78% also said that the ITAA could be more relevant to their business and 44.5% said they would use...

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