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Volume 19. Issue 62. 1st November 2019. View Online
ITAA Conference 2019, Cordoba - 20/20 Vision & Beyond!

Travelbiz Senior Reporter, Jacinta Mc Glynn, reviews a magical few days in Cordoba at the ITAA Conference. Next stop for all ITAA Delegates and trade partners is Evora in Portugal which is the host city for ITAA conference in 2020.

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ITAA Cordoba Conference 2019
ITAA Cordoba Conference 2019
Movers & Shakers - ITAA Conference in Cordoba

20/20 Vision - maybe not at the end of the night but with the jigs & reels of it all, there are plenty of fantastic moments to remember.

ITAA Conference in Cordoba - Together Standing Tall!

While the Irish travel industry celebrated their annual conference in the magical city of Cordoba this October and did not miss the opportunity to wish our boys in Green luck, fast hands and conversions in Japan against New Zealand. While it was not to be, here is the Irish Travel Industries HAKA ………………. Together Standing Tall.

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Highlights of Halkidki with Sunway!

Leaving Lorenzo behind to puff a path up the west coast of Ireland, Sunway sends Senior Reporter for Travelbiz, Jacinta McGlynn off on a glorious Greek odyssey to the lesser known area of northern Greece.

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Greek Royalty - King Edmond Clerkin and Queen Jeanette Taylor (both Sunway)
Greek Royalty - King Edmond Clerkin and Queen Jeanette Taylor (both Sunway)
Heaven in Halkidiki - the Greek Odyssey!

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece (Macedonia) comprises three long, narrow peninsulas.

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Arrival at Athena Palace in Sithonia
Arrival at Athena Palace in Sithonia
Mamma MIA!!! - Miami with BA & BookaBed

Tara Magee and British Airways generously accommodated the whole group in Club World Business Class also from LHR to MIA, a luxury for the 9-hour flight.

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Beverleigh Hart (BookaBed)
Beverleigh Hart (BookaBed)
Go MIA - Places to Stay in Miami

The Fam stayed in the superbly stylish National Hotel in South Beach Miami, an oceanfront property with Art Deco character out the wazoo.

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Beverleigh Hart (BookaBed) with Maria Maloney from Pestana South Beach
Beverleigh Hart (BookaBed) with Maria Maloney from Pestana South Beach
Sunshine, Sand & Sunsets - Fort Myers & Sanibel

Fort Myers & Sanibel, on Florida’s west coast boasts over 50 miles of stunning white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline.

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Cheers to an amazing time in Fort Myers!
Cheers to an amazing time in Fort Myers!
Alan Sparling in Japan with ANA & JNTO

Alan (ASM Ireland GSA FOR ANA) travelled from Dublin to Tokyo via Dusseldorf with ANA sampling their award-winning Economy Class.

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The Rickshaw team have gone and left Alan and the team to hook up and get home
The Rickshaw team have gone and left Alan and the team to hook up and get home
Just in case you are worried – he’s back from Japan

Alan Sparling flew back in style with ANA in their new Business Class ‘The Room’ just before the Typhoon hit Tokyo.

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Hello Kitty - Alan & Nathalie (ANA) at the opening ceremony of ABTA conference held in Japan
Hello Kitty - Alan & Nathalie (ANA) at the opening ceremony of ABTA conference held in Japan
Travelbiz heads to Madeira, with activities on ‘TAP’!

The Portuguese National Tourist Office and TAP Air Portugal hosted a 4 night press trip for Irish travel writers to the island of Madeira and Travelbiz Features Editor and intrepid traveller Declan Mescall was the only travel trade publication represented.

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Travelbiz’s Features Editor, Declan Mescall, heads for Madeira
Travelbiz’s Features Editor, Declan Mescall, heads for Madeira
Places to Dine & Stay in Madeira

During the time in Madeira, the Fam group enjoyed the local cuisine. Madeira boasts delicious fish and seafood dishes which are widely available including black scabbard, tuna steaks, limpets and shellfish.

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Catch of the day at Maktub Bar Restaurant
Catch of the day at Maktub Bar Restaurant
Travelbiz is discovering Madeira

TAP Air Portugal has partnered with the Portuguese National Tourist Office hosting this media Fam trip to the island of Madeira with Travelbiz’s Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) there to capture it.

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Old Town Funchal, Madeira
Old Town Funchal, Madeira
Universal-ly the Best - DoSomethingDifferent

DoSomethingDifferent.com hosted one of their famous Fam trips to Orlando, taking in Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay!

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Universal-ly the Best with Do Something Different!
Universal-ly the Best with Do Something Different!
Aer Lingus & Bradley Int. Airport Fam

Aer Lingus and Bradley International Airport hosted key trade partners in the greater Springfield area in Western Mass. T

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Aer Lingus & Bradley International Airport Fam
Aer Lingus & Bradley International Airport Fam
Flying Better to the Land of a Thousand Smiles

Jane Masterson (Emirates) and Kannika Mac (Tourism Authority of Thailand) hosted a joint Fam trip to Chiang Mai and the relatively unknown island of Koh Samet.

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Emirates Fam to Thailand
Emirates Fam to Thailand
Travel Centres & United in the Capitol Region, USA

The recent United Airlines & Travel Centres Fam trip to Washington DC, Baltimore and nearby Annapolis was a tremendous success and regarded by many of the participants as one of the best Fams they’d ever been on.

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The Travel Centres & United Fam checks in at the Watergate hotel
The Travel Centres & United Fam checks in at the Watergate hotel
Air Canada in Toronto and Niagara Falls

Air Canada choose 10 lucky World Travel Centre/Selective Travel Management employees from their Belfast and Dublin offices to experience an amazing Fam trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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Air Canada Signature style
Air Canada Signature style
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