Travelbiz E-Zine
9
November
2023

Travel Centres 2023 Conference Celebrates with members and trade Partners

#Traveltradetogether

Being there for this amazing weekend made us all winners. #AllwinnersTravelCConf

#TravelCConf #TravelAgents #TravelAgency #Travelbizconnect #Traveltradetogether

It was a weekend of winners from the moment the Travel Centres Conference took to stage last Friday at the Killashee Hotel in Naas County Kildare. The Friday night Dinner sponsored by MSC Cruises, Pre Dinner-Drinks by Sunway Holidays and Wine on the night by Hertz Ireland was attended by Travel Centres retail and wholesale partners. The night was a resounding success with Karaoke Industry stars grabbing the limelight encouraging all to get up and dance the night away. All participants were winners with stars in their eye’s performances by Lee Osborne, Mark Clifford, Ciara Foley and Paul Manning, Mary Denton, Craig and Noel waking 500 miles and Liam Gallagher in full hoodie and glasses 😊

The Winning theme continued into the Icons of Music themed Gala Dinner on Saturday night with appearances from Dancing Queens Abba, Spice Girls, Roy Orbison, Olvia Newton John, The Pink Ladies, George Michael, Adam Ant, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, The black-eyed P’s, Elton John, Cher and many more icons.

The Travel Centres Awards were sponsored across several categories by trade partners.

Huge shout of thanks goes to our partners:

Accident & General, Bedsonline, Blue Insurance, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Holidays, Expedia, Hertz, Iberostar, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Line, Silversea Cruises, Stuba, Sunway, Travel Focus, Transferz and Tui Ireland.

Travel Centres Multiple award winners Included Best 4 Travel, O’Hanrahan Travel, Bowe Travel, Lee Travel and Magic Vacations. Winners also included Harvey Travel, KT Travel, Liberty Travel, Premier Travel, Platinum Travel, Freedom Travel, Icon Travel, Neenan Travel, Discover Travel. Midland Travel, Ace Travel and Travel Advisors.

All Nominees and attendees were winners on the night.

Travel Centres also recognised their valued Trade partners.

Supplier of the Year; Sunway Holidays.

Supplier Representative of the Year; David Smith TUI Ireland.

Best use of social media ; Cloud 9 Travel.

Outstanding contributions to the travel industry.

Sean Power (Harvey Travel) For 60 years of true industry leadership, service and Inspiration as MD of Harvey Travel in Waterford.

Outstanding contribution to the travel industry. Paul Hackett (Click&Go) for his amazing work and leadership of our industry guiding us all through a time we shall never forget as President of the ITAA.

Travel Centres Conference Big Prize Winners. Congratulations!!!

Dominic and Bernie Burke (Travel Centres) Would like to thank Etihad Airlines, Nebo Tours, TUI Ireland and Turkish Airlines for their amazing prizes which were won on the night by.

Edel Flynn (Newbridge Travel) Winning 2 economy return tickets to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airlines

Antoinette Reid (O’Callaghan Travel) Winning 4night/5-day ground package to Jordan (excl. flights) (No expiry date) with  Nebo Tours.

Aoife Seargant (Freedom Travel) Winning 7 nights at the Hotel Vik San Antonio Lanzarote accom only based on Half Board with TUI Ireland.

Carmel Kehoe (Best4Travel) Winning 2 x economy return tickets to anywhere in Turkey with Turkish Airlines.

Dominic and Bernie once again have raised the bar of Interaction, positivity, fun and recognition of hard work to an all-new level with 2024 set to break all record and the 19th Travel Centres Conference reaching even greater heights of productivity.

Travel Trade Together.

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