Vagabond Tours – Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience

ITOA Members – Winners at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2019

ITOA members were again strong contenders and recipients at this year’s Irish Tourism Industry Awards.  Winners in three of the 15 categories were;

Vagabond Tours – Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience – Under 25,000 Visitors

Odyssey International DMC – Best Meet In Ireland Business Tourism Innovation

Vagabond Tours – Best Environmental Tourism Innovation

Competition was strong on all three categories.  Odyssey International DMC’s managing director Kevin Shannon said;

‘this award is for an incentive programme that we managed last August for 2,700 participants.  Many said this couldn’t be done in Ireland but I am delighted to say that it was hugely successful with a 99% satisfaction rating from the clients.  This award is a real endorsement of our team in Odyssey International DMC and Ireland’s ability to create world class incentive programmes.’

In accepting both awards on the evening and as winners at the last two year’s events, Vagabond Tours, Rob Rankin said;

‘we were thrilled to receive the first award this evening for the IAE best experience but to also win Best Environmental Tourism Innovation is very special.  The entire team in Vagabond are very committed to environmental sustainability and we have worked really hard over the past couple of years to ensure that we and our suppliers work together to play our part in respecting Ireland’s green, clean environment and ensuring that we protect it for our visitors to enjoy for years to come, mindful also that we respect the locals and their ability to live in harmony with holiday makers visiting their communities’.

Other ITOA member finalists included:

Abbey Conference & Events

EI Travel Group

Moloney & Kelly Travel