Travelbiz E-Zine
15
January
2024

Member and Supplier Finalists Announced for Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with MSC Cruises

The shortlist for the Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with MSC Cruises has been released today. The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a ceremony in the historic Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 25th January.  Over 500 travel professionals will attend and the MC for the night will be Eoghan Corry, journalist and expert on all things travel.

The Irish Travel Industry Awards, now in their twelfth iteration, are the premier awards for suppliers and agents in the travel industry in Ireland. The awards are an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), in association with MSC Cruises, and supported by Travel Centres and Worldchoice.

The annual event is designed to showcase excellence within the industry and the difficult job of judging the Member Award Winners falls to an independent judging panel – Fiona Foster, Richard Cullen and Tom Shanahan.

Speaking about the awards, Angela Walsh, President of the ITAA, said “Each year the Irish Travel Industry Awards offer us the opportunity to celebrate excellence among travel professionals and providers in Ireland and offer suppliers and ITAA members the opportunity to boost their profile and reputation within the industry. Congratulations to each of our very deserving member finalists. To be shortlisted for an award is, in itself, a wonderful achievement, and I wish them the best of luck on awards night.”

She added, “We are also delighted to have MSC Cruises as this year’s headline sponsor and are looking forward to working with them on what will be the biggest and best Travel Industry Awards night yet.”

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

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

Irish Travel Industry Awards 2024 ITAA Member Finalists are:

ITAA TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR – UNDER 10 EMPLOYEES – SPONSORED BY SHANNON AIRPORT

  • Magic Vacations
  • Platinum Travel
  • Stein Travel

ITAA TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR – OVER 10 EMPLOYEES – SPONSORED BY SHANNON AIRPORT

  • Best4Travel
  • Click&Go
  • Tour America

BEST ONLINE MARKETING – SPONSORED BY EMIRATES

  • Best4Travel
  • Click&Go
  • Uwalk/Navan Travel

BEST OFFLINE MARKETING SPONSORED BY EMIRATES

  • Click&Go
  • Magic Vacations
  • Tour America

BEST SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE SPONSORED BY EMIRATES

  • Best4Travel
  • Frosch
  • Travel Department

CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY AWARD SPONSORED BY CORK AIRPORT

ROBBIE SMART ON THE ROAD HERO AWARD SPONSORED BY ITTN

Irish Travel Industry Awards 2024 Supplier shortlist by category is as follows:

Excellence in Air Travel Sponsored by Riviera Travel

Airline of the Year – Ireland to Europe

Aer Lingus

KLM

Lufthansa

Ryanair

SAS

Airline of the Year – Ireland to North America

Aer Lingus

Air Canada

American Airlines

United Airlines

Virgin Atlantic

Airline of the Year – Best Long Haul Airline

British Airways

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways

Turkish Airlines

Airline of the Year – Best Business Class

Aer Lingus

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways

United Airlines

 

Tour Operators Awards Sponsored by Hertz

Best European Tour Operator of the Year

Abbey Travel

Breakaway

KelAir Campotel

Sunway

TUI

Best Ski Tour Operator of the Year

Club Med

Crystal Ski

Topflight

Travel Solutions

Best Irish Owned Tour Operator

Classic Resorts

Discover Travel

Sunway

Topflight

Travel Focus

Best Long Haul Tour Operator

American Holidays

Classic Resorts

Discover Travel

Sunway

Travel Focus

Excellence in Cruise & Ferry

Main Stream Cruise Line of the Year

Marella Cruises

MSC Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean International

Premium Cruise Line of the Year

Azamara Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Cunard Cruises

Princess Cruises

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line of the Year

Explora Journeys

Oceania Cruises

Seabourn Cruises

Silversea

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

River Cruise Line of the Year

AMA Waterways

APT Travel Marvel

Riviera Travel

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Expedition / Adventure Cruise Line of the Year

Hurtigruten

Seabourn Cruises

Silversea

Ferry Company of the Year

Brittany Ferries

Irish Ferries

P&O Ferries

Stena Line

Industry Service Providers Sponsored by Princess Cruises

Technology Provider of the Year

Amadeus

Dolphin Dynamics

INS

Proactive Labs

Travelport

Car Hire Provider of the Year

Alamo Car Hire

Avis

Flexible Autos

Hertz

Sixt Car Hire

Travel Insurance Provider of the Year

Accident & General

Blue Insurance

Tourist Board of the Year

Malta Tourism Authority

New York Tourist Board

Portuguese Tourist Board

Spanish Tourist Board

Visit USA

Accommodation Provider of the Year

Arrow Tours

Bedsonline/Hotelbeds

Bookabed

Expedia

Stuba

Excellence in Trade Relations Sponsored by Spanish Tourism Office

Airline Trade Team of the Year

Aer Lingus

APG

ASM

Emirates

United Airlines

Travel Trade Team of the Year

Blue Insurance

Bookabed

Sunway

Travel Focus

TUI

Cruise Trade Team of the Year

Celebrity Cruises

MSC Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean

Best Trade Booking Platform

Bedsonline

Bookabed

Expedia

Sunway

TUI

Destinations Category – Sponsored by McCarthy Insurance GROUP

Best Worldwide City Destination

Krakow

Las Vegas

Lisbon

New York

Venice

Best Summer Destination

Algarve

Greece

Orlando

Portugal

Spain

Best Winter Destination

Dubai

Gran Canaria

Lanzarote

Orlando

Tenerife

Best Ski Destination

Andorra

Austria

Bulgaria

France

Italy

Best Worldwide Theme Park

Disneyland Paris

PortAventura World

Universal Orlando Resort

Walt Disney World Resort

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