Abbey Tours Aquires Moloney & Kelly Tours

 Abbey Tours Moloney & Kelly Trave

ITOA member Abbey Tours is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of the Dublin based company ITOA member Moloney & Kelly Travel.

Founded in 1970, Moloney & Kelly Travel is one of Ireland’s longest established destination management companies, specialising in Incentive and Leisure Travel. The business will continue to operate from the current address and the Moloney & Kelly management team will remain with the company.

Commenting on the acquisition, Abbey Tours Chairman, Brian Mc Colgan stated ’we are delighted to acquire the business of Moloney & Kelly Travel, such a highly regarded company within our industry. This company has traded successfully for over 40 years and established an excellent reputation for the quality of their service.

A key part of Abbey Tours growth strategy is to further develop our US and Canadian markets, the acquisition of Moloney & Kelly Travel will undoubtedly help us achieve this objective. We look forward to fully utilising the combined strengths and experience of both companies in increasing our visitor numbers to Ireland’.

Moloney & Kelly Travel Chairman John Downey said he was delighted to join forces with Abbey Tours. John added, ‘we are very proud of what we have achieved at Moloney & Kelly Travel and we look forward to this new exciting phase of development. The obvious strengths of Abbey Tours, added to the considerable expertise of our own team will ensure Moloney & Kelly Travel remains a market leader within our sector of the business’.

Abbey Tours is Ireland’s largest destination company, handling over 100,000 visitors to Ireland annually. 80 people are employed at their City Gate office in Dublin’s city centre.

ITOA Member Abbey Tours Receives Accolade at Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards

abbey-tours ITOA Member Abbey Tours receives gold standard accolade at Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards !  The company was named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies for the fourth year in a row recently.  The company was recognised at a gala awards dinner in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on 1 March 2013.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Irish Life Corporate Business, recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. Companies that have been recognised as a Best Managed Companyfor four years running are awarded with a special ‘gold standard’ accolade. In total 14 companies were designated with the gold standard this year.

Commenting on the award, Brian McColgan, Chairman, Abbey Tours said: ”We are delighted and proud to receive this recognition. The Deloitte Best Managed Company award is a significant recognition of Abbey Tours achievements in continuing to grow our business in a difficult trading environment.