Irish Travel Industry Award Winners since 2011

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2011

  • Air Travel Category Amadeus
  • Best Short Haul Airline (-3 hours): Aer Lingus
  • Best Medium Haul Airline (3-8 hours): Aer Lingus
  • Best Long Haul Airline (+8 hours): Etihad
  • Tour Operator Category Blue Insurance
  • Best Short Haul Tour Operator: Sunworld
  • Best Long Haul Tour Operator: Sunway
  • Best Ski Tour Operator: Topflight
  • Best Specialist Tour Operator: Discover Travel
  • Cruise & Ferry Category Travelcube
  • Best Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean
  • Best Luxury Cruise Company: Celebrity Cruises
  • Best Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • Agency Services Category Turkish Airlines
  • Best Accommodation-Only Provider: BookaBed
  • Best technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Destination Support Services Provider: Spanish TB
  • Best Car Hire Company: Holiday Autos
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider: Accident & General
  • Best Sales Support Team: Amadeus
  • Destinations Category Royal Caribbean
  • Best European City Destination: Barcelona Paris
  • Best Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • Best Sun Destination: Algarve
  • Best Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Best Winter Ski Destination: Austria
  • Travel Agent Awards British Airways
  • Young Travel Professional: Breda Riordan (Ace Travel)
  • Most Innovative Agency: FCm Travel Solutions
  • Best Corporate Travel Agency: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Travel Agency of the Year Award 2011: Lee Travel

2012

  • Best Short Haul Tour Operator: Thomas Cook
  • Best Long Haul Tour Operator: Classic Resorts and Sunway (joint winners)
  • Best Specialist Tour Operator: Discover Travel
  • Best Ski Tour Operator: Topflight
  • Best Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean
  • Best Luxury Cruise Company: Celebrity
  • Best Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Trade Support Team: Amadeus
  • Best Car Hire Company: Holiday Autos
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider: Blue Insurance
  • Best Tourist Board with an Irish Office: Spain
  • Best Short Haul Airline: Aer Lingus
  • Best Medium Haul Airline: Aer Lingus
  • Best Long Haul Airline: Etihad
  • Best Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • Best Summer Sun Destination: Algarve
  • Best Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Best Winter Ski Destination: Austria
  • Best Worldwide Hotel Chain: Marriott
  • Best Irish Hotel Chain: Jurys
  • Best Accommodation-Only Provider: bookabed
  • Best Young Travel Professional: Catriona Clarke (The Travel Broker)
  • Most Innovative Travel Agency: Shandon Travel
  • Best Corporate Travel Agency: FCm Travel Solutions
  • Travel Agency of the Year: Tour America
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2013

  • AIR TRAVEL CATEGORY:
  • Best Full Service Airline to Europe: Aer Lingus
  • Best Airline to North America: United Airlines
  • Best Long Haul Airline: Etihad Airways
  • TOUR OPERATOR CATEGORY:
  • Best European Sun Tour Operator: Falcon Holidays
  • Best Long Haul Tour Operator: Classic Resorts
  • Best Specialist Tour Operator: Classic Resorts
  • Best Ski Tour Operator: Topflight
  • Best Escorted Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • CRUISE & FERRY CATEGORY:
  • Best General Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean
  • Best Ultra Luxury Cruise Company: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Specialist Cruise Company: Uniworld
  • Best Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • AGENCY SERVICES CATEGORY:
  • Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Car Hire Company: Holiday Autos
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider: Blue Insurance
  • Best Tourist Board with an Irish Office: Spanish Tourist Board
  • Best Supplier Representative: Lee Osborne
  • Best Supplier Support Team: Amadeus
  • DESTINATIONS CATEGORY:
  • Best European City Destination: Barcelona
  • Best Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • Best Summer Sun Destination: Spain
  • Best Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Best Worldwide Theme Park: Universal Orlando Resort
  • ACCOMMODATION CATEGORY:
  • Best Worldwide Hotel Chain: Marriott
  • Best Irish Hotel Chain: Jurys
  • Best Accommodation-Only Provider: BookaBed.ie
  • BEST ITAA LEISURE TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL: Katrina McMullan
  • BEST ITAA CORPORATE TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL: Rhona McCann
  • BEST ITAA OVERALL TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL: Clare O’Dwyer
  • BEST ITAA CORPORATE TRAVEL AGENCY: FCm Travel Solutions
  • ITAA TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR: O’Hanrahan Travel

2014

  • AIR TRAVEL CATEGORY: SPONSORED BY DAA
  • Best Airline to Europe:  Aer Lingus
  • Best Airline to North America: United Airlines
  • Best Long Haul Airline: Etihad Airways
  • TOUR OPERATORS CATEGORY SPONSORED BY HERTZ
  •  Best European Sun Tour Operator:  Sunway
  •  Best Long Haul Tour Operator:  Sunway
  •  Best Specialist Tour Operator:  Insight Vacations
  •  Best Ski Tour Operator:  Crystal Holidays
  •  Best Escorted Tour Operator:  Insight Vacations
  • CRUISE & FERRY CATEGORY SPONSORED BY HOLIDAY WORLD
  • Best General Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Ultra Luxury Cruise Company: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Specialist Cruise Company: Uniworld
  • Best Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • AGENCY SERVICES PROVIDER CATEGORY SPONSORED BY TRAVELBIZ.IE
  • Best Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Best Car Hire Company: Hertz
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider: Blue Insurances
  • Best Tourist Board: Spanish Tourist Board
  • Best Supplier Representative: Rebecca Kelly – MSC Cruises
  • Best Supplier Support Team: Amadeus
  • DESTINATIONS CATEGORY SPONSORED BY TURKISH AIRLINES
  • Best European City Destination: Barcelona
  • Best Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • Best Ski Destination: Austria
  • Best Summer Sun Destination: Spain
  • Best Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Best Worldwide Theme Park: Universal Orlando Resort
  • ACCOMMODATION CATEGORY SPONSORED BY: ITAA
  • Best Worldwide Hotel Chain: Marriott
  • Best Irish Hotel Chain: Jurys
  • Best Accommodation-Only Provider: BookaBed.ie
  • ITAA MEMBER EMPLOYEE RECOGNITIONS AWARDS SPONSORED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES
  • Best ITAA Leisure Travel Professional: Christine Rickard – Tour America
  • Best ITAA Corporate Travel Professional: Lelia Gregory – Carlson Wagonlit
  • Best ITAA Overall Travel Professional: Katrina McMullen – Navan Travel
  • ITAA MEMBER TRAVEL AGENCY AWARDS SPONSORED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS
  • Best ITAA Corporate Travel Agency:  FCm Travel Solutions
  • Best ITAA Member Website: Earth’s Edge
  • ITAA Travel Agency of the Year: Lee Travel
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2015

  • Corporate Travel Professional: Catherine Monaghan of FCm Travel Solutions
  •  Leisure Travel Professional: Louise Brennan Ormsby of Club Travel
  • Most Innovative Marketing Campaign: Tour America
  • Corporate Travel Agency: Atlas Travel Group
  • Travel Agency of The Year Under 10 Employees: Navan Travel
  • ITravel Agency of The Year Over 10 Employees: Club Travel;
  • Airline To Europe: Aer Lingus
  • Business Class Airline To Europe: British Airways
  • Airline To North America: Aer Lingus
  • Long Haul Airline: Etihad Airways
  • European Sun Tour Operator: Sunway
  • Escorted Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • Specialist Tour Operator: Sunway
  • Ski Tour Operator: Crystal Holidays
  • Long Haul Tour Operator: Sunway
  • General Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean
  • Ultra Luxury Cruise Company: Celebrity Cruises
  • Specialist Cruise Company: Uniworld
  • Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Car Hire Company: Hertz
  • Travel Insurance Provider: Blue Insurances
  • Tourist Board: Spanish Tourist Board
  • Supplier Support Team: MSC Cruises
  • Accommodation Only Provider: Lowcostbeds
  • Supplier Representative: Rebecca Kelly
  • Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • European City Destination: Barcelona
  • Ski Destination: Austria
  • Summer Sun Destination: Spain
  • Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Worldwide Theme Park: Universal Orlando
  • Worldwide Hotel Chain: Marriott .
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2016

  • Contribution to the Travel Industry Award: Eoghan Corry
  • ITAA Corporate Travel Professional Karen Gleeson – FCm Travel Solutions
  • ITAA Leisure Travel Professional –Liz Wright of Tour America
  • Most Innovative ITAA Member Marketing Campaign ClickandGo.com
  • ITAA Corporate Travel Agency: Atlas Travel Group,
  • ITAA Travel Agency of the Year (under 10 employees) Fahy Travel Worldchoice
  • ITAA Travel Agency of the Year (over 10 employees) Cassidy Travel,
  • Airline to Europe: Aer Lingus
  • Business Class Airline to Europe: British Airways
  • Airline to North America: Aer Lingus
  • Long Haul Airline: Emirates
  • European Sun Tour Operator: Sunway
  • Escorted Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • Specialist Tour Operator: The Travel Corporation
  • Ski Tour Operator: Crystal Holidays
  • Long Haul Operator: Classic Resorts,
  • General Cruise Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Ultra Luxury Cruise Company: Silversea Cruises
  • Specialist Cruise Company (including River): Uniworld
  • Ferry Company: Irish Ferries
  • Technology Provider: Amadeus
  • Car Hire Company: Hertz
  • Travel Insurance Provider: Blue Insurance
  • Tourist Board: Spanish Tourist Board
  • Supplier Support Team: MSC Cruises
  • Accommodation-Only Provider: Bookabed
  • Supplier Representative: Rebecca Kelly – MSC Cruises
  • Worldwide City Destination: New York
  • European City Destination: Barcelona
  • Ski Destination: Austria
  • Summer Sun Destination: Spain
  • Winter Sun Destination: Lanzarote
  • Worldwide Theme Park: Universal Orlando Resort
  • Worldwide Hotel Chain: Hilton,

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