Travel Centres 13th annual Conference
25th November 2017 - 11:25am
Headline Sponsors: Aer Lingus, Amadeus, Blue Insurance, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Ski, Hertz, Hertz, MSC Cruises, Intrepid Travel, Royal Caribbean, Travelport and Turkish Airlines.
The annual Travel Centres conference returned to the Mullingar Park hotel with an even more innovative and action packed, fun filled agenda for members, trade partners and headline sponsors. Dominic, Bernie and Jocelyn Burke (Travel Centres) pulled out all the stops once again creating a vibrant networking environment for Travel Centre members and trade partners alike.
This year marked the 13th year of the Travel Centres conference. There was an abundance of lucky prize winners across a host of innovative and exciting events to keep all entertained. This year’s theme was Getting Back to Basics with trade partners from all sectors educating the masses on market updates, key offerings for the next booking season and further training on products across a number of speed dating events, with presentations on the main stage from industry partners, MSC Cruises, Aer Lingus, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.
After the trade and suppliers had packed away their notes and stands, all were ready to let their hair down and enjoy a night of fun, frolics and fancy dress. The crowds checked in and prepared for a night of entertainment. With numerous celebrity look-alikes arriving for the awards ceremony, Dermot Merrigan (Irish Ferries) aka Ferry Mercury stole the show and almost the stage with a personality and persona to match the outfit (winner of best outfit). Other costume highlights included Jennifer Callister (Royal Caribbean) and Teresa Murphy (KLM/Air France) as Princess Fiona from Shrek and of course, the instantly recognisable Virgin/Sunway Airline hostesses strutting their stuff alongside Captain Miles High.
Dominic always manages to source exceptional bands and the masses were treated to “The Legends” who covered the classics from the 80s and 90s which had everyone on their feet dancing and singing along. At the end of the night, the silent disco (sponsored by Celebrity Cruises) turned out to be a massive hit with revellers bopping along with modern hip-hop or classic 80’s party tunes to the small hours. Dominic has already got next year’s conference well under way from a planning and venue side of things. Watch this space!
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