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Fond Farewell from the Great Peter Friedrich

17th September 2020 - 3:00pm


So long, farewell, Aufwiedersehen or Slán.....




Dear Friends and Business Partners,

My last few days are marked in Hotelbeds, it has been an exhilarating ride in our beloved Irish Travel Industry in the last years with many new friends made but now it is time for me to say my farewells.


13 years plus have flown by and now a new chapter in my life will start, this Corona malarkey has really put a dent in all of our lives, professionally and personally and I truly believe we emerge stronger and more resilient going forward. It might take more time, then our patience would allow but stick with it and ride the waves as they come.


Our industry has been affected tremendously and as a result many or our colleagues and friends in various travel companies had to depart but people still want to travel in the future, it just might take a bit longer for them to come back and on this wave our return will ride.


I truly hope, that the Irish government will understand the peril we are currently experiencing in our industry and the many lives and businesses depending on it, various stake holder are doing tremendous work to underpin our situation and I do hope support is on the horizon.


Who knows where our paths will cross again but I will try and remain in this exciting industry and I am a firm believer 1 door closes another will open, it might take a bit longer this time around….


In any case, you can find me on Linkedin or contact me on my personal mobile 00353 (0)86 4543990 or email:


And with this in mind, take care of yourselves and your loved ones and keep in touch.



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