Aer Lingus has become the title sponsor of the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2018, which take in the Round Room at the Mansion House Dublin on Thursday, January 25. More than 500 travel professionals will attend and the MC for the night will be broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.
Yvonne Muldoon, Director of Sales at Aer Lingus, said: “Aer Lingus is delighted to sponsor the 2018 Irish Travel Industry Awards. This year has seen considerable growth for Aer Lingus, with fleet expansion, increased connecting traffic to and from Europe as well as new routes to North America, including our newly launched Miami route. As we continue to grow our business and expand our network for 2018, our partnership and commitment to the trade is as important as ever.
“The Irish Travel Industry Awards is the most important event in the Irish travel trade calendar, ensuring the very best standards in Ireland’s travel industry are maintained and we wish all those entering the awards the best of luck.”
The industry awards, now in their eight-year, are an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) and supported by Travelsavers, Travel Centres and Worldchoice. The event is organised on behalf of the ITAA by Business Exhibitions Limited.
The 2018 Awards will feature a number of categories spanning all areas of the travel industry including air travel, tour operators, cruise lines and ferry companies, agency services providers, destinations and ITAA members. This year’s awards will also feature a number of new categories including Best Travel Media, Best ITAA Member Digital Marketing, Best Mainstream Cruise Company and Best Premium Cruise Company.
Cormac Meehan, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), said: “We are thrilled to welcome Aer Lingus as title sponsor and INM as media partner for of the 2018 Irish Travel Industry Awards. These awards offer suppliers and ITAA members the opportunity to boost their profile and reputation within the industry. We are looking forward to working with Aer Lingus and INM on what will be the biggest and best Travel Industry Awards night yet.”
Independent News and Media (INM) were also announced as media partners. Paul Muldoon, Advertising Manager of INM, commented, “We at INM are delighted to announce our continued support of the Irish Travel Industry Awards. These awards celebrate the excellent standard of travel professionals and providers working within Ireland.”
Entries for the 2018 Irish Travel Industry Awards will open on November 6 with the shortlist being announced in early January 2018. www.irishtravelindustryawards.com.