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30
January
2024

The Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with MSC Cruises 2024. The Winners.

Click&Go and Stein Travel won the title of ITAA Travel Agency of the Year 2024 at the annual Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with MSC Cruises yesterday evening, 25th January 2024.

The esteemed awards were attended by Irish and international travel professionals in the Mansion House, Dublin.

Click&Go was crowned ITAA Travel Agency of the Year 2024 with over ten employees, whilst Stein Travel was named as the ITAA Travel Agency of the Year 2024 with under ten employees.

Paul Hackett, CEO of Click&Go and Vice President of the ITAA Board was presented with the contribution to the travel industry award. Jeanette Taylor won the Robbie Smart On The Road Hero Award. Former ITAA CEO and past president, Pat Dawson was presented with a Special ITAA Tribute for his dedicated service.

Speaking at the awards, Angela Walsh, President of the ITAA, said “The awards offer the ITAA an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the exceptional work in the travel industry. This is the twelfth year of the awards and how wonderful it is to come together to celebrate our great industry”.

“I wish to congratulate all winners for your truly deserved awards and also all those who were shortlisted. We recognize your outstanding work over the past year and your contribution to the trade”.

The event is organised on behalf of the ITAA by Business Exhibitions. The Awards are sponsored by MSC, Shannon Airport, Emirates, Riviera Travel, Hertz, Cork Airport, Princess Cruises, the Spanish Tourist Office, Amadeus, McCarthy Insurance Group, Hurtigruten, Iberostar, ITTN, JetBlue, Mediahuis and Royal Caribbean.

For more information on the awards event please see www.irishtravelindustryawards.com

Full List of Winners at the Irish Travel Industry Awards:

AWARDS 2024

Contribution to The Travel Industry Award

Paul Hackett

Robbie Smart On The Road Hero Award

Jeanette Taylor

Dedicated Service Tribute

Pat Dawson

MEMBER AWARDS

Innovation Category Sponsored by Emirates

Sustainability Initiative Award

Frosch

Best Online Marketing Initiative

Uwalk/Navan Travel

Best Offline Marketing Initiative

Tour America

Travel Agency Category Sponsored by Shannon Airport

ITAA Travel Agency of the Year (Under 10 Employees)

Stein Travel

ITAA Travel Agency of the Year (Over 10 Employees)

Click&Go

SUPPLIER AWARDS

Excellence in Air Travel Sponsored by Riviera Travel

Airline of the Year – Ireland to Europe

Aer Lingus

Airline of the Year – Ireland to North America

United Airlines

Airline of the Year – Best Long Haul Airline

Emirates

Airline of the Year – Best Business Class

Emirates

Tour Operators Awards Sponsored by Hertz

Best European Tour Operator of the Year

TUI

Best Ski Tour Operator of the Year

Crystal Ski

Best Irish Owned Tour Operator

Sunway

Best Long Haul Tour Operator

Travel Focus

Excellence in Cruise & Ferry Sponsored by Amadeus

Main Stream Cruise Line of the Year

MSC Cruises

Premium Cruise Line of the Year

Celebrity Cruises

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line of the Year

Silversea Cruises

River Cruise Line of the Year

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

 Expedition / Adventure Cruise Line of the Year

Silversea Cruises

Ferry Company of the Year

Irish Ferries

Industry Service Providers sponsored by Princess

Technology Provider of the Year

Amadeus

Car Hire Provider of the Year

Hertz

Travel Insurance Provider of the Year

Blue Insurance

Tourist Board of the Year

Spanish Tourist Board

Accommodation Provider of the Year

Bookabed

Excellence in Trade Relations Sponsored by Spanish Tourism Office

Airline Trade Team of the Year

Emirates

Travel Trade Team of the Year

Bookabed

Cruise Trade Team of the Year

MSC Cruises

Best Trade Booking Platform

TUI

Destinations Category – Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance

Best Worldwide City Destination

New York

Best Summer Destination

Spain

Best Winter Destination

Lanzarote

Best Ski Destination

Austria

Best Worldwide Theme Park

Universal Orlando Resort

Images courtesy of Dominic Lee of Priory Photography.

 

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