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Travel Counsellor’s Gala Dinner and Awards Night

31st May 2018 - 11:46am

Magician Shane Black entertains guests at the Gala Dinner

Magician Shane Black entertains guests at the Gala Dinner

The Travel Counsellor’s annual awards ceremony is a chance for the company to celebrate the successes of the past year. Irish TC’s, their spouses/partners along with trade partners and visitors from the global offices, enjoyed a glamorous black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony at the five-star Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow. This event recognises and rewards individual Travel Counsellors for their outstanding achievements and performances over the past year.


Cork-based Sarah McCarthy won the award for ‘Best Travel Counsellor’ for the ninth year in a row. She also won an award for most sales through Phenix, the company’s state-of-the-art in-house booking system. Her good friend and fellow Cork based TC, Mary Foyle won ‘Best DMC’ sales, while Meath travel specialist Sharon Tiernan-Murphy won ‘Most Helpful Travel Counsellor’ as voted by her peers. Limerick native Claudia Lane was awarded ‘Best MyTC’ – for top usage of the Travel Counsellors app which provides users with personalised information about bookings. Two Dublin Travel Counsellors were awarded for their excellent use of online media for business; Sarah Appleton won ‘Best Travel Blog’ for her account of a recent trip to The Galapagos, while Karen Pugh was awarded for ‘Best Use of Social Media’. Co. Clare Travel Counsellor Gearóid Mannion won ‘Best Corporate TC’; while Mayo based Emer McDermott was named ‘Best Newcomer’ and Rachael Higgins, also from Mayo, won ‘Best Business Increase’. Sinéad Lonergan, Westmeath scooped ‘Best Cruise’, and Nadine Farrelly took home an award for ‘Best Margin’. Travel Counsellors’ ‘Business Partner of the Year’ went to Columbus Tours, the company’s Destination Management Company (DMC) in Sri Lanka.

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Magician Shane Black entertains guests at the Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner and Awards Night at Powerscourt Hotel
Global Director of Sales Jim Eastwood and Travel Counsellor Gearóid Mannion
Ciara MacConnell from Travel Counsellor’s Irish Head Office Team
Travel Counsellor Karen Pugh wins an award for Best Use of Social Media
Jon O'Brien and Travel Counsellor Lorraine Costello
Travel Counsellor’s Imelda McCarthy and Emer McDermott
Travel Counsellor Award Winners 2018
Travel Counsellor Blaithin Watson and Timmy Byrne
Travel Counsellor’s Claudia Lane, Jeanette Coughlan and Sinead Daly
Travel Counsellor Sarah McCarthy wins ‘Best Travel Counsellor’ for the 9th year in a row
Travel Counsellor’s Criona Buggie, Jamie Thomas, Karen Pugh, Sarah Appleton
Travel Counsellor’s Sinead Daly, Lisa Nahedh, Ian Walsh and Lorraine Lawless

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