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ITAA Conference Portugal - Bon Voyage

12th October 2017 - 11:05am

Cormac Meehan (ITAA President)

Cormac Meehan (ITAA President)

The ITAA delegates travel out today to Oporto for their annual conference and Don Shearer (CEO Travelbiz) will be attending and reporting back. If you are not going don’t worry it will all be on Travelbiz and we wish all delegates a very enjoyable conference. The conference meetings, taking place on Friday 13th October, will include a session on ‘Air Matters’ with Michel De Blust (Secretary General European Travel Agents & Tour Operators Association (ECTAA)), and Svend Leirvaag (Vice President Industry Affairs Amadeus). There will be a discussion on ‘Regulatory Matters’ with Andrew McCarroll (AIB Merchant Services) and Brian O’Mara (O’Leary’s Insurances Ltd).  In the afternoon, Cathy Mannion (Commissioner Aviation Regulation) will discuss ‘Travel Trade Consumer Protection Measures’.


Cormac Meehan (President ITAA) commented, “This year’s conference is one of the most important that we have held for many years.  In addition to the consequences on the travel sector from global political instability, international terrorism and catastrophic weather events, we will also discuss legislative and regulatory issues that impact the way we do business.   As an important tourism partner, this conference also gives our members the opportunity to discover more about the stunning country of Portugal and to experience the beautiful and historic city of Porto.”


Antonio Padeira (Director Portuguese Tourist Board UK & Ireland) commented, “It is an honour to host the 2017 ITAA Conference in Porto. This conference is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with the Irish travel trade and strengthen our relationships with travel agents throughout Ireland, who play an important role in the promotion and distribution of Portugal’s travel products.”

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