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Caribtours appoints Alan Sparling (ASM) as GSA for Ireland

8th June 2018 - 5:00pm

Alan Sparling (ASM Ireland)

Alan Sparling (ASM Ireland)

Caribtours is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Sparling’s ASM Ireland as General Sales Agent for Ireland. Representing the luxury tour operator, which recently expanded into Ireland, Alan has over 35 years of experience in the Irish travel industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge to this new role. Alan and his team will focus on offering Irish agents and their customers luxury holidays from Caribtours’ collection.


Following the launch in Ireland last year, Caribtours continues to make this growing market a key priority. The tour operator provides Irish travellers with an award winning service through their experienced reservations team, Irish website ( and dedicated telephone number, +353 (0) 1 431 9700. Caribtours offers a high level of personal service and unparalleled local knowledge on every destination they feature, including the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Arabia, Europe, South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica and the USA. In his new role with Caribtours, Alan will be providing Irish travel agents with his key expertise and support in providing premium holidays, including generous commissions, overbranded marketing, incentives, exclusive offers, events, Fam trips and customer service advice.


Speaking about the appointment, Paul Cleary (Caribtours’ Managing Director) said: “We are delighted to have Alan and his team onboard to represent Caribtours in Ireland. Alan’s background within the Irish travel industry as a proactive and ethical professional makes him a great fit for the role. To have someone on the ground in Ireland will be hugely beneficial for Caribtours as we start our expansion into this market and we are delighted ASM Ireland is joining us on this journey.”


Alan set up his own General Sales Agent Company, ASM Ireland in 2013. The business is known for only working with trusted suppliers who have a commitment to supporting the travel trade with their high quality products, an objective that is shared with Caribtours. Alan has previously worked for SAS Scandinavian Airlines as the Country Manager for Ireland and as MD of ASM Ireland, his company currently represents ANA- All Nippon Airways, OBEO Travel DMC, Your Car Hire and SAS – Scandinavian Airlines.


Speaking about the new role, Alan said: “It’s exciting to be working with Caribtours, a company we have admired for a long time and who share the same business values as us. We really looking forward to applying our experience working in the Irish sector to the Caribtours portfolio”.

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