Travel Counsellors Ireland “TC Together” event took place at the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, on the 10th and 11th of May 2022. The event focus was an opportunity to bring our community together to show support to one another and how we see the future at Travel Counsellors with highlights on efficiency and productivity, navigating the new world of travel and how to grow their business further.
On day 2, we had two special guests Paul Hackett and Eoghan Corry, who were honoured for their outstanding contribution as ambassadors to the travel industry, particularly over the past two years. In an emotional panel discussion with Jim Eastwood, Global Sales Director at Travel Counsellors Paul Hackett (CEO ClickandGo.com and President of the Irish Travel Agents Association), discussed the challenges we faced during the pandemic, and shared his vision for future opportunities as travel resumes.
Eoghan Corry (Editor of Air & Travel Magazine) talked about his own experience of how the pandemic affected his and all our lives, and his predictions for popular destinations from Ireland in the coming 12 months.
In presenting the first ever Roll of Honour awards, Cathy Burke, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Ireland, thanked Paul and Eoghan for their personal support during the darkest days of the pandemic, “It was a very difficult time for all of us as we navigated the fallout for our customers and our colleagues, but each time I tuned in to media interviews with both of these professionals, it created a sense of calm for a while. I’ll always be grateful for the regular phone calls too as we were all in it together” says Cathy.
The Travel Counsellor and Business Partner attendees at the event, gave Eoghan and Paul a standing ovation to show their appreciation for the impact on the Travel Counsellor community and the travel industry as a whole.