Ireland West Airport Knock hosts successful travel trade event

Ireland West Airport Knock hosted its eighth annual travel trade event to recognise the support and contribution the travel agents in the region provide to the airport.

 The event, which was held in the Lodge at Ashford Castle, had a record attendance with 50 of the regions leading travel agents from the West, North West and Midlands regions of Ireland in attendance as well as leading tour operators from around Ireland.

On the evening travel agents used the opportunity to learn of the Airport’s developments and future growth plans as well as networking with other members of the travel trade in Ireland.   Highlights of the evening included a presentation by special guest speaker Zara Sheerin, Online Marketing Officer from the National University of Galway who gave a very informative presentation about the impact of digital and social media on business in Ireland and how agents can maximise the potential of the digital world for their businesses.

Ireland West Airport Knock’s Managing Director, Joe Gilmore, thanked the tour operators and travel agents for their continued support for the airport and looked forward to continuing the airports excellent relationship with the agents in 2015.

 Mr Gilmore added: “We are most appreciative of the support and business we receive from travel agents in the region and this annual event, which this year had a record attendance, is a thank you from the airport for their support. We are confident that by working innovatively together and by offering customers a wide choice of existing and exciting destinations combined with expert travel advice, we can continue to maintain and grow our business in 2014 and beyond.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the tour operators and travel agents for their steadfast support and for continuing to offer the travelling public in our region a top class service. We also thank the ITAA (Irish Travel Agents Association ) and Fionnuala Carter from Travel Professional Skillsnet for their ongoing support for the event.

 For further information on holiday packages, flights and special offers available at Ireland West Knock in 2015, log onto www.irelandwestairport.com, contact Ireland’s leading tour operators or drop into your local travel agent for some expert advice and service.

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