ITIAs 2019: Cassidy Travel & O’Hanrahan Travel win agency awards

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  • Edmund Hourican and Maureen Ledwith lifetime award winners
  • Wendy Wu win s two tour op awards

Cassidy Travel and O’Hanrahan Travel won the agency awards  at the 2019 Irish Travel Industry awards which were presented at gala function in the Round Room, the Mansion House, on Thursday January 24 2019.

Contribution to the Industry award:  Edmund Hourican and Maureen Ledwith.

Previous winners: 2012 Paddy Power, 2013 Con Horgan, 2014 Tanya Airey, 2015 Antonio Martin,, 2016 Eoghan Corry, 2017 Liam Keller, 2018 George Barter.

Accommodation Only: Bookabed

Shortlist: Arrow Tours; Bedsonline; Bookabed; Globe Hotels; Innstant Travel. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4. Bookabed, 2015 Lowcost, 2016-8 Bookabed.

Airline Long Haul: Emirates 

Shortlist: Aer Lingus; Emirates; Etihad Airways; Qatar Airways; Turkish Airlines. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5 Etihad, 2016-8 Emirates

Airline to Europe: Aer Lingus

Shortlist: Aer Lingus; Lufthansa; Ryanair; SAS; Turkish AirlinesPrevious winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-8 Aer Lingus.

Airline to Europe Business Class: Turkish Airlines

Shortlist: British Airways; KLM; Lufthansa; SAS; Turkish Airlines. Previous winners:2015-6 BA, 2017-8 Turkish.

Airline to N America: Aer Lingus

Shortlist: Aer Lingus; Air Canada; American Airlines; Delta Airlines; United Airlines. Previous winners:2011-2 Aer Lingus 2012-3-4 United, 2015-6-7-8 Aer Lingus.

Car Hire: Hertz

Shortlist: Affordable Car Hire; Avis; Flexible Car Hire; Hertz; Your Car Hire. Previous winners:2011-2-3 Holliday Autos, 2014-5-6-7-8 Hertz.

City Europe: Barcelona

Shortlist: Amsterdam; Barcelona; Krakow; Lisbon; Madrid. Previous winners:2011 Barcelona/Paris, 2013-4-5-6-7-8 Barcelona.

City Worldwide: Las Vegas

Shortlist:Dubai; Hong Kong; Las Vegas; New York; Toronto. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 New York.

Cruise: MSC

Shortlist: Carnival Cruises; MSC; NCL; Princess; Royal Caribbean. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-7 Royal Caribbean. 2018 MSC.

Cruise Premium: Celebrity

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Shortlist: Celebrity; Cunard; MSC; Oceania; Royal Caribbean. Previous winners:2018 Celebrity.

Cruise Specialist: Uniworld 

Shortlist: Ama Waterways; Avalon Waterways; Riviera; Uniworld; Viking. Previous winners:2013-4-5-6-7-8 Uniworld.

Cruise Luxury: Silversea

Shortlist: Azamara; Celebrity; NCL; Seabourn; Silversea. Previous winners:2011-2 Celebrity, 2013-4 Silversea; 2015 Celebrity, 2016-7-8 Silversea.

Destination Ski: Austria

Shortlist: Austria; Andorra; France; Italy; Bulgaria. Previous winners:2011-2-4-5-6-7 Austria (no award 2013 & 2018).

Destination Summer: Portugal

Shortlist: Italy; Greece; Lanzarote; Portugal; Spain. Previous winners:2011-2 Algarve, 2013-4-5-6 Spain, 2017-8 Portugal.

Destination Winter: Lanzarote

Shortlist: Dubai; Gran Canaria; Lanzarote; Las Vegas; Tenerife. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Lanzarote.

Ferry Company: Irish Ferries

Shortlist: Brittany; Irish Ferries; P&O; Stena Line. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Irish Ferries.

Marketing Campaign Agency: Tour America

Shortlist: Click & Go, Tour America. Previous winners:2011 FCm, 2012 Shandon Travel, 2015 Tour America, 2016 Clickandgo, 2017 Tour America. 2018 Grenham Travel (no award in 2013-4).

Marketing Campaign Digital: Tour America

Shortlist: J Barter Travel Group; Cassidy Travel; Club Travel; Tour America; ClickandGo. Previous winners:2014 Earth’s Edge (website award). 2018 Clickandgo

Marketing Campaign Shopfront: Barter Travel

Shortlist: J Barter Travel Group; Tour America; ClickandGo. Previous winners:2018 Cassidy Travel.

Supplier Rep: Rebecca Kelly

Shortlist: Brian Hughes of United; Rebecca Kelly of MSC; Lee Osborne of Bookabed; Martin Penrose of Ifonly; Jeanette Taylor of Sunway. Previous winners:2013 Lee Osborne of Bookabed,2014-5-6 Rebecca Kelly of MSC; 2017Thomas McNally of Bedsonline.2018 Rebecca Kelly of MSC

Supplier Support Team: Amadeus

Shortlist: Aer Lingus; Amadeus; Bookabed; MSC; Sunway. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4 Amadeus, 2015-6 MSC, 2017 Bookabed, 2018 MSC.

Supplier promoting travel agents to the public: MSC

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Shortlist: MSC Cruises; Royal Caribbean; Sunway;  The Travel Corporation; Wendy Wu. New category.

Tech Provider: Amadeus

Shortlist: Amadeus; Dolphin Dynamics; Proactive Labs; Travelport. Previous winners:2011-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Amadeus.

Theme Park: Universal Orlando

Shortlist: Disneyland Paris; Portaventura; Siam Park; Universal Orlando; Walt Disney Orlando. Previous winners:2013-4-5-6-7-8 Universal Orlando.

Tour Op Escorted: G Adventures 

Shortlist: G Adventures; Insight Vacations; Riviera Travel; Sunway; Wendy Wu. Previous winners:2013-4-5-6-7 Insight Vacations, 2018 Wendy Wu.

Tour Op European Sun: Sunway

Shortlist: Classic Collection; Sunway; Topflight; TUI. Previous winners:2011 Sunworld, 2012 Thomas Cook, 2013-4-5-6-7-8 Sunway.

Tour Op Long Haul: Wendy Wu

Shortlist: Classic Resorts; If Only; Sunway; Travel Focus; Wendy Wu. Previous winners:2011 Sunway, 2012 Classic Resorts/Sunway, 2013 Classic Resorts, 2014-5 Sunway; 2016 Classic Resorts, 2017 Sunway, 2018 Classic Resorts.

Tour Op Specialist: Wendy Wu

Shortlist: G Adventures; If Only; Sunway; Travel Focus; Wendy Wu. Previous winners:2011-2 Discover Travel, 2013 Classic Resorts, 2014 Insight; 2015 Sunway, 2016 Insight, 2017 Sunway, 2018 G Adventures.

Tourist Board: Spain

Shortlist: Las Vegas; New York; Portugal; Spain; South Africa. Previous winners:2012-3-4-5-6-7-8 Spain.

Travel Agency <10: O’Hanrahan Travel 

Shortlist: Travelagent.Ie; Galvins Travel; Corrib Travel; O’Hanrahan Travel; O’Donohoe Travel; The Travel Broker. Previous winners:2015 Navan Travel, 2016 Fahy Travel Galway, 2017 Grenham Travel Athlone, 2018 Manning Travel Kilkenny.

Travel Agency >10: Cassidy Travel

Shortlist: Frosch Ctm; Cassidy Travel; Click&Go; Tour America. Previous winners:2011 Lee Travel, 2012 Tour America, 2013 O’Hanrahan Travel, 2014 Lee Travel, 2015 Club Travel, 2016 Cassidy Travel, 2017 Shandon Travel, 2018 Tour America.

Travel Agency Corporate: Atlas Travel & CWT

Shortlist: Atlas Travel; Corporate Travel.Ie; Club Travel HRG; Fcm; CWT. Previous winners:2011 CWT, 2012-3-4 FCm, 2015-6 Atlas, 2017 CWT, 2018 HRG.

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Travel Insurance: Blue Insurances 

Shortlist: Accident & General; AIG; AXA Insurance; Blue Insurance; Worldwide Insurance. Previous winners:2011 Accident & General, 2012-3-4-5-6-7-8 Blue Insurance.

Travel Professional Corporate: Cara Barry of CTM

Previous winners:2013 Rhona McCann of FCm, 2014 Lelia Gregory of CWT; 2015 Catherine Monaghan of FCm, 2016 Karen Gleeson of FCm, 2017 Niamh Gleeson of FCm, 2018 Louise Dunne & Karen Ray (Job Share) of The Travel Broker.

Travel Professional Leisure: Ann Mullins of Travel Broker

Previous winners:2013 Katrina McMullan of Navan Travel & Clare O’Dwyer of Shandon travel, 2014 Christine Rickard of Tour America & Katrina McMullan of Navan Travel; (2 categories), 2015 Louise Brennan Ormsby of Club Travel, 2016 Liz Wright of Tour America, 2017 Sandra Mooney of Cassidy Travel, 2018 Joanna Gomez of Travel Focus.

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