Travelbiz E-Zine
3
February
2023

ITIA Awards Winners

#Traveltradetogether

Emma Smart accepted the award for her late and much-loved Husband Robbie on the night for our ‘On the Road Hero’ which will always carry Robbie’s name. A fantastic tribute and very special way to remember Robbie.

Cassidy Travel was crowned ITAA Travel Agency of the Year 2023 with over ten employees, whilst Travel Escapes was named as the ITAA Travel Agency of the Year 2023 with under ten employees. Another big win was for Club Travel who won ITAA Corporate Travel Agency of the Year.

Valerie Metcalfe formerly from FCM won the contribution to the travel industry award. Josie Carrigy from Arrow Tours won the Rising Star Award, Michelle Mc Manus from Best 4 Travel won the Shining star award and Galina Urban from Cassidy Travel won the Behind-The-Scenes-Champion Award.

Speaking at the awards, Paul Hackett (President ITAA) said, “The awards offer the ITAA an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the exceptional work in the travel industry. This is the eleventh year of the awards and what a great return after our enforced three-year break”.

“I wish to congratulate all winners for your truly deserved awards. We recognize your outstanding work in 2022 as well as your contribution to the trade for the past three years”.

The event is organised on behalf of the ITAA by Business Exhibitions Limited with headline sponsor MSC Cruises. Award categories are sponsored by MSC Cruises, Dublin Airport, Germany Tourist Office, Spanish Tourist Office, Shannon Airport, Princess Cruises, Cork Airport, APT Travel Marvel, McCarthy Insurance Group, Hertz, Royal Caribbean International and Emirates.  The event is also sponsored by Mediahuis.

ITAA MEMBER AWARDS

Contribution to the Travel Industry Award – Sponsored By Cork Airport: Valerie Metcalfe

 

ITAA Member People Awards – Sponsored By Emirates

Rising Star Award: Josie Carrigy (Arrow Tours)

Shining Star Award: Michelle Mc Manus (Best4Travel)

Behind-The-Scenes- Champion: Galina Urban (Cassidy Travel)

 

ITAA Member Travel Agency Award – Sponsored by Shannon Airport

ITAA Corporate Travel Agency of the Year award: Club Travel

ITAA Travel Agency of the year award (over 10 employees): Cassidy Travel

ITAA Travel Agency of the year (under 10 employees): Travel Escapes

 

Excellence in Air Travel – Sponsored By Dublin Airport

Airline of the Year – Ireland to Europe: Aer Lingus

Airline of the Year – Ireland to North America: Aer Lingus

Airline of the Year – Best long-haul airline originating from Ireland: Emirates

Airline of the Year – Best Business Class: Emirates

 

Tour Operator Award Category – Sponsored By Hertz

Best European Tour Operator of the Year: TUI

Ski Tour Operator of the Year: Crystal Ski

Best Irish Owned Tour Operator:  Classic Resorts

Long Haul Tour Operator:  Classic Resorts

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