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Volume 17. Issue 102. 15th December 2017. View Online
Obeo Travel Iceland Fam

Alan Sparling (ASM) Representing Obeo Travel Iceland invited Travelbiz and agents on the bucket list Fam of a lifetime to magical Iceland.

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Rannveig Snorradottir (Managing Director Obeo Travel)
Rannveig Snorradottir (Managing Director Obeo Travel)
Travelbiz Christmas Memories - Star Alliance Christmas lunch 2009

The Star Alliance group of airlines held their Annual Christmas lunch in Diep le Shaker back in 2009. Here is a brief part of our report from the day:  

It was a great day whereby the airlines thanked their leading agents. "While 2009 has been a tough year, in general the Star Alliance airlines have done well.   We also welcome Continental to the Alliance", said Alan Sparling (SAS and Joint Chairman Star Alliance Ireland).

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Travel Corporation Christmas Lunch

TTC held their annual Trade Christmas Lunch for their top agents. It’s one of the most "looked forward" to Christmas Lunches as its great fun and really well done. Great to see Sharon Jordan and the Travel Corporation team for what was a great afternoon and evening!

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American Airlines Trade appreciation lunch

The American Airlines team of Caitriona Toner, Tim Isik and Fiona Noonan welcomed trade and media guests to the Shelbourne Hotel for their annual trade Christmas lunch.  

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Blue Insurance November Winner

The Blue Insurance November 2017 finalist of their new car promotion is Donna Kenny (Cassidy Travel, Blanchardstown).


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Visit Belfast Visits Dublin

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Senior Reporter Travelbiz) enjoyed the company of our neighbours from Northern Ireland at a delicious Christmas lunch in Behan Lodge, Residence on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

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More Travelbiz Christmas Trade Memories - Thanksgiving Lunch with Travelmedia

Michael Collins (TravelMedia) held a very successful Thanksgiving lunch in the Westbury Hotel, with over 80 attendees back in 2009.   A large number of Press and Media were there, as well as a good turnout from the trade, which included several airlines.  Sponsors included Francine Sheridan (Director Europe LA CVB), John Donohue (Las Vegas CVB) and Ciara Corcoran (American Holidays). It was also the Year that saw Budget travel closing their doors.

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Travel Partners Group Christmas lunch

Travel media partners joined the Travel Partners Group and their sponsors, Shannon Airport, for their Christmas lunch in Marcel's.

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Travelbiz Holiday World Memories from 2011

Here are the pics and the headlines from our 2011 Holiday World Report.

Numbers of visitors at Holiday World Show at the RDS in Dublin 2011 remained at a very high level, according to organisers.   The show, now in its 22nd year, saw in excess of 50,000 people make their way to the RDS.   "Our 2011 show has been massively successful, visitor numbers were very much in line with our expectations, similar to the trends at the Belfast Show ", said Edmund Hourican (MD Business Exhibitions Ltd.) organiser of Holiday World Show Dublin.

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Nostalgic Fun Pic.

Name the year and Dancer!

Jet2holidays Conference - Local Agents scoop major awards

Jet2holidays has detailed a number of brand new initiatives for independent travel agents as it pledged to strengthen its partnership approach to working with them during its annual VIP independent travel agent conference in Tenerife.

The UK’s second largest tour operator took 250 agents to the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife, where it outlined a number of brand new ideas designed specifically for independent travel agents to help them attract customers, increase sales, and grow their businesses.

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Star Alliance Trade Dinner 2017

The annual Star Alliance Trade Dinner was held in the luxurious surroundings of the Shelbourne Hotel and Travelbiz was there. This year Julie Murphy (Sales Manager UK & Ireland ANA represented in Ireland by Alan Sparlings ASM) was the Chairperson & informed the trade of all of the exciting plans for Star Alliance airlines in Ireland.

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Innstant Travel Elves are out and about!

The Innstant Travel Elves, namely Peter and Fergal, have been seen out of the Sleigh this week visiting the boys and girls all over Ireland. So you better be good and better be nice as the guys will know who has been naughty and nice! Innstant Travel is coming to town

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TravelbizTV Topflight Après Ski

Topflight’s Maurice Shiels and Shauna Kelly treated members of the trade to a night of Apres Ski style fun

Travel Focus in Kilkenny

Travel Focus held the last of their training sessions for 2017 in Hotel Kilkenny. Once again, agents from the surrounding area turned up in force and an informative and enjoyable night was had by all.

Anne O Sullivan (Travel Focus) thanked all of the agents for their wonderful support during 2017 and said that they would be bringing out a new Brochure in 2018.

Training dates and locations for 2018 will be announced early in the New Year.

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Nostalgic Fun Pic

More Dancing! Can you name this Foursome?

Gerry is sleepless in Seattle

Gerry Benson (Travelbiz) flew to Seattle with British Airways and Visit USA.

Gerry Benson (Travelbiz) is sleepless in Seattle. Travelling with British Airways super Club World, its Gerry’s first time in Seattle and of course all the chat and pictures will exclusively be on Travelbiz. Both Tony Lane (CEO Visit USA) and Tara Magee (British Airways) are hosting the group of lucky agents. Stay tuned for more!

Princess Cruises Trade Quiz Night

Don Shearer (Travelbiz) joined the Princess Cruises team of Jo McGawley, Claire Rose and Mathew Lebbern as they brought their trade Quiz night from Cork to the Church in Dublin, a great venue, great food, drinks and loads of fun was had by all. Team Topflight came out on top winning €200.00 one for all shopping vouchers with finishing in very close second place. All was not lost for the Cruisescapes team though as Celine Kenny was the winner of a place on a Princess Cruises Fam in 2018!

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MSC Seaside in the port of Trieste

Rebecca Kelly (MSC Cruises) welcomed Irish trade members to the port of Trieste where MSC Cruises celebrated the coming into service of MSC Seaside, the new flagship for MSC Cruises, as she prepares to welcome the first guests and cross the Atlantic to her new home in Miami. MSC Seaside is the Company’s 14th addition to the MSC Cruises fleet and the second MSC Cruises ship to come into service in 2017 under the Company’s industry-unprecedented investment plan.

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