Following the dinner, the entertainment finished with Abba-Esque (sponsored by Jet2 Holidays)
As at all awards ceremonies there are the prizes. Everyone attending is given an envelope
Doreen McKenzie (Knock Travel) the doyen of the Northern Ireland trade made a lovely speech and presented Jonathan Adair and Brian Ogle (both Northern Ireland Travel News) with a special award
The most sought after award, for the Travel Agency of the Year, went for the 9th time to Oasis Travel
“Look Tryphavana stop laughing...we did win three awards,” says Jennifer Callister (Royal Caribbean International)
The 2016 Northern Ireland Travel Industry Award went to one of the Province's few remaining tour operators and a company which has continued to grow rapidly in new areas
One of the many reasons (and only one!) for the huge success of the awards is the super location, the Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa is simply magnificent.
“Hey Gerry get me in the picture,” says Carole Smith (Ethiopian Airlines) to the shock of Mary King (Travelsavers) and Volker Lorenz (GM Amadeus Ireland).
Well Carole you got your wish!
Two companies swept the awards, winning three awards each.
The 25th Anniversary Awards were the biggest since the awards’ inception in 1991.