Travel Agent Appreciation

Canadian agents ‘Jump into Ireland’

Canadian agents ‘Jump into Ireland’A select group of Canadian travel agents, representing Merit Travel, The Travel Group, Thomas Cook, Carlson Wagonlit and more, recently graced Irish soil for Tourism Ireland’s 2012 North American Familiarization Expo in partnership with Air Canada. The 12 Canadian representatives visited some of Ireland’s key attractions as part of a “Jump into Ireland” themed familiarization trip. Highlights included a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, a stay on one of the Aran Islands and a tour of Dun Aengus and driving through Connemara National Park. The group also learned how to make soda bread at the award winning Cnoc Suain, Go. Galway and walked the streets of Waterford with award winning historical tour guide Jack Burtchaell. Pictured, back row (l-r) are Barbara Hunter (tour guide), Helen Cole, Tourism Ireland, Martha Williams, The Travel Group, Tannis Dryland, TierOne Travel, Colleen Donnelly, Merit Travel, Kathy Becht, Golgiers Travel Plus, Kelsey Harris, Flight Centre. Front row (l-r) are Wendy Nethercott, TPI, Ellen Redmond, Failte Ireland, Monica Berneche, Carlson Wagonlit, Pat Matheson, Fraser & Hoyt, Donna Elliott, Carlson Wagonlit, Elaine Murray, Vision 2000, and Heather McNamara, TPI.