Travel Agent Appreciation

Celebrating the Emerald Isle

Tourism Ireland hosted a luncheon at Leña Restaurante in Toronto July 26 for top Canadian accounts, celebrating a 72% year-over-year increase in travellers to Ireland from Canada, making Canada a top 10 market for the country after overtaking a combined Australia & New Zealand. TPI sales to Ireland, in particular, increased 2.9 times during the same period. Pictured at the event are (l-r) Dana Welch, manager, Canada, Tourism Ireland; Rhonda LaFosse, director of sales, TPI; Tim Morgan, vice-president, TPI; Mary Heron, TIPS/Aer Lingus; Lindsay Pearlman, co-president, Ensemble; Alison Metcalfe, executive vice-president, USA & Canada, Tourism Ireland.