WATCH: Highlights from 2019 ITAA Conference in Cordoba

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  • 130 delegates attend conference in Cordoba
  • Debate on spiralling insurance premium costs
  • Regulator addresses key points of difference with trade

John Spollen of Cassidy Travel president of the ITAA at the annual conference of the Irish Travel Agents Association in Cordoba, October 18, 2019

Insurance reform, implications of the package holiday directive, the funding of the Travellers Protection Fund and technology were the highlights of the agenda at the annual conference of the Irish Travel Agents Association in Cordoba. The event attracted 130 delegates who were hosted by Andalusia Tourism and Cordoba Tourism for the event.

Watch some video highlights:

ITAA Conference Cordoba 2019

Discussion on insurance Reform

Luke Petherbridge of ABTA spoke on Brexit

Josephine O’Reilly spoke about the package holiday directive, bonding and the refinancing of the travellers protection fund.

Fran Romero of Amadeus spoke about technology. He asked: do you know these celebrities? The answer is they don’t exist, they were generated by artificial intelligence factoring in the features that people we find attractive about our celebrities.

Paul Hackett spoke about the history and evolution of Clickandgo.

Eric Dresin spoke about the implications of the new European Commission for travel

Eric Dresin and Luke Petherbridge fielded questions in a lively Q&A session.

Immaculata Silas speech at the opening of the conference

Arrival of the first delegates

Ireland & Andalucia, Eoghan Corry opened the conference with some musings about historical links

Manuel Alejandro of Cordoba tourism  speech at the opening of the conference

Rueben Lopez director of the Spanish Tourist Board in Dublin speaking at the opening of conference

Rueben Lopez director of the Spanish Tourist Board in Dublin speaking at the ITAA Gala Dinner

This is ITAA President John Spollen’s speech at the opening of the conference

Turismo Andalucia report on the ITAA conference

 

John Devereux plays at Gala Dinner

John Spollen Acknowledgements at Gala Dinner

Presentation to Jim Tobin of FCM

Presentation to Antonio Martin

Presentation to Remedios Molina

Presentation to Rueben Lopez

Entertainment at the gala dinner

Post fam tour by delegates to the white villages of Cordoba province.

Susana Cardoso announces the venue of 2020 ITAA conference, Evora in Alentejho on Portugal.

 

 

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