I was delighted to see Tom Travers, General Manager of the Beacon Hotel, New York awarded the “Best Pleasure to Work with in 2018” award at The Travel Media Awards sponsored by Shannon Airport. The awards ceremony took place at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
I have known Tom for a number of years meeting him at IPW and travel trade events in Ireland. I also had the great pleasure to stay at the Beacon Hotel during a visit to New York. Situated New York’s Upper Westside it is conveniently located close to the subway and is a great location from where to explore New York.
Congratulations to Tom Travers and thank you to TravelMedia.ie for a fabulous event. #TMevents
Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Travel Tips
Mano pirmieji įspūdžiai Niujorke prasidėjo viesbutyje “Beacon”.
Šis viešbutis įsikūręs Manheteno viršutinėje vakarinėje dalyje, visai šalia Niujorko Centrinio parko. Netoli viešbučio išsidėstę tokie svarbūs statiniai kaip Amerikos gamtos istorijos muziejus, “Lincoln Center Plaza” ir “Beacon” teatras. Kelios minutės nuo viešbučio – ir jūs jau požeminėje Metro stotyje, iš kur greitai galima pasiekti Niujorko miesto centrinę dalį.
Viešbutyje gali pasijusti lyg namie- puikūs kambariai ir apartamentai su virtuvėlėmis, turinčiomis visą būtiną įrangą maisto gamybai. Kambariuose didžiuliai plokščiaekraniai televizoriai ir belaidis internetas. Puikus Niujorko vaizdas atsiveria žiūrint pro langą. Tiesiog būdamas kambaryje tu gali grožėtis saulėlydžiu tarp didmiesčio dangoraižių.
Viešbutyje yra verslo centras susitikimams, taip pat siūlomos skalbyklos paslaugos ir bagažo saugykla. Šalia vestibiulio yra rami ir patogi erdvė lankytis ar skaityti, ir atsipalaiduoti.
Viešbutis “Beacon” yra labai gerai vertinamas ne tik vietinių niujorkiečių , bet ir svečių iš viso pasaulio dėl labai patogios išsidėstymo vietos, dėl aukšto aptarnavimo lygio, dėl paslaugų suteikiamų svečiams. Į šį viešbutį visada norisi sugrįžti.
The Travel Media Awards, in association with Shannon Airport took place on Thursday 7th June 2018 in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
The annual Travel Media Awards, now in their eighth year, are a highlight of the Irish travel industry calendar, for both media and trade. Well-known travel writers and broadcasters Fionn Davenport and Deirdre Mullins were back again this year to MC the big day and as always, there were lots of surprises and giveaways.
The Travel Media Awards are unique in that they are the only awards that call on members of the media to vote for their favourite travel companies. This year’s awards featured some exciting new categories including Best Luxury Hotel Group, Best Destination Representative, Best Themepark and Best Breakout Irish Travel Writer.
Shannon Airport were the headline sponsor of the awards, as well as sponsor of the Shannon Airport Lifetime Achievement Award which was won by Alan Sparling.
Alan Sparling’s Lifetime Achievement Award video
Amadeus once again sponsored the much sought after Amadeus Innovator Award, and category sponsors on the day were Las Vegas CVA, Malta Tourism Authority, United Airlines and the Portuguese National Tourism Board.
The full list of winners:
Best Short Haul Airline – Aer Lingus
Best Long Haul Airline Flying West – Aer Lingus
Best Long Haul Airline Flying East – Emirates
Best Airport Lounge (Worldwide) – Turkish Airlines, Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Best Luxury Hotel Group – Hastings Hotel
Best Budget Hotel Group – Clayton Hotels
Best Spa & Leisure Offering – Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Best Cruise Company – Royal Caribbean International
Best Ferry Company – Stena Line
Best Canal or River Cruise Company – Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Best Car Hire Company – Hertz
Best Tour Operator – Sunway
Best Online Travel Agent – GoHop.ie
Best Ski Operator – Crystal Ski Holidays
Best Travel Insurance Provider – Blue Insurance
Best City or Short Break Destination – London
Best Destination Representative – Tryphavana Cross
Best Theme Park (Worldwide) – Universal Orlando Resort
Best Tourist Board or CVB – Spanish Tourism Office
Best Use of Social Media by a Travel Company Operating in the Irish Market – Tour America
Best Instagram Account by an Irish Travel Writer or Blogger – @WhereisTaraBlog (Tara Povey)
Best Breakout Irish Travel Writer – Sarah Gascott, Taste.ie
Best Irish Travel Blog – Tom Sweeney’s Travels
Pleasure to Work With 2018 – Tom Travers, Hotel Beacon NYC
Amadeus Innovator Award – Richard Burgess, APG
Shannon Airport Lifetime Achievement Award – Alan Sparling, ASM Ireland
To see photos from the awards visit the TravelMedia.ie Facebook page All voting was independently audited and managed by Alex Gibson, DIT.
Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development, Shannon Airport, said, “Following the wonderful success of last year’s awards we were very excited to return as headline sponsors for the Travel Media Awards 2018. This year was bigger, better and even more fun-filled! 2018 has been a great year for Shannon Airport so far – we’re celebrating 20 years with United Airlines, 30 years with Ryanair and 30 years of US pre-clearance through Shannon Airport. We’ve seen great growth over the last five years and look forward to it continuing throughout 2018.”
Commenting on the awards,Michael Collins, MD of TravelMedia.ie, said, “Thank you to everyone who made this afternoon such a special and fun day, especially our headline sponsor Shannon Airport, and a well-deserved congratulations to all our winners, in particular Alan Sparling (ASM Ireland), Richard Burgess (APG) and Tom Travers (Hotel Beacon NYC).”
Whatever type of ski or snowboard holiday you are planning – you can have it with Crystal Ski Holidays
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Alternatively, stay in a catered chalet which includes 3 meals on 6 days of your stay, all prepared by your chalet host. In the evening, everyone sits down together for a relaxed, social meal. This is made up of 3 courses for 5 nights of the week and a 4-course farewell feast on your last night. Early suppers are available for children on request and adults’ evening meals come with boxed house wine which is free-flowing until coffee is served.
Whether it is munching breakfast at lunchtime or taking a well-deserved nap, in a self-catering apartment you can do what you like, when you want. Plus, this type of getaway is great value, so you can experience your dream ski holiday without breaking the bank
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Catered chalets’ offers from €745pp:
Italy: Depart Dublin, Ireland 2nd March 2019, stay at the 3* Chalet Violetta, Val Di Fassa, for 7 nights, from €745pp
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All-inclusive offers from €739pp:
Italy: Depart Dublin, Ireland 20th January 2019, stay at the 3* Grand Albergo, Claviere, for 7 nights, from €739pp
France: Depart Dublin, Ireland 16th March 2019, stay at the 4* Royal Oursblanc, Alpe D’Huez, for 7 nights, from €1,319pp
Andorra: Depart Dublin, Ireland 23rd December 2018, stay at the 4* Euroski Resort, Soldeu/El Tarter, for 7 nights from €945pp
Austria: Depart Dublin, Ireland 12th January 2019, stay at the 4* Hotel Bergland, Seefeld, for 7 nights from €1,079pp
All holidays and prices are subject to change and availability, and are based on 2 sharing (Unless stated above). Prices do not include optional extras such as insurance, in-flight meals or group seating. Normal Crystal Ski terms & conditions apply.
To book your holiday now call (01) 653 3504, visit www.crystalski.ie or contact your local travel agent.
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It’s not just European beaches that are on our doorstep – did you know that the stunning Canadian destination St. Johns, is just a 4.5 hour flight away?
This colourful coastal town is nestled at the most eastern point of North America. A culture overflowing with Irish influences and history, it’s no wonder this cousin to the east is a must-see destination for the Irish.
With its perfect blend of city and nature, St. Johns offers its visitors a wide array of activities. From hiking thru Terra Nova National Park and sampling the craft beer from the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company to climbing up to enjoy the views at Signal Hill and taking a boat tour out to go whale watching, St. John’s is a destination with plenty to see and do.
Live out your island dreams on any of the beautiful islands the Indian Ocean has to offer with amazing deals from Hayes & Jarvis Ireland www.hayesandjarvis.ie
The Seychelles is made up of over one hundred and fifteen islands. Hike the rolling jungles on Mahe, soak up the sun on the world famous Anse Lazio beach of Praslin, spot the countries amazing wildlife above and below the water,and discover the rustic village island of La Digue.
From the tropical mountains in the interior to the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters that line Mauritius, the island will draw you back again and again.
Nestled within stunning landscapes and golden beaches, a Sri Lankan beach stay is perfect for ultimate relaxation and tranquility after your touring exploration.
Picturesque island escapes can become a reality with Hayes & Jarvis Ireland tailor-making your dream trip.
Seychelles Island Hopping
Spend 4 nights at the 4* Coco de Mer Praslin, 4 nights at the 4* Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie la Digue and 4 nights at the 4* Carana Beach Hotel Mahe, on a B&B basis from only €3,289pp
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 12 nights’ accommodation as stated, all internal flights and transfers, taxes and charges.
For more information visit www.hayesandjarvis.ie to be truly inspired or call into the Hayes & Jarvis office just off Grafton Street – 18- 19 Duke Street, Dublin 2 – where the expert staff will help you create your dream holiday.
Social Media Marketing World 2018 in San Diego, USA is a not to be missed event. Discover the best social media marketing techniques from the world’s top experts. Experience three phenomenal days with the best social marketers, discover the latest tactics, and master social media in 2018
Join 5,000 fellow marketers and creators at the mega-conference designed to empower you with business-building ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.
The Countdown is On. We are less than two months away from the start of Social Media Marketing World and the clock is ticking. Have you heard about the Thursday night event? It has been confirmed that the second big networking party will be held at Parq Entertainmen t Center-and what a party it will be! This year’s theme: Welcome to the Jungle! We’ll have live band karaoke, multiple dance floors, craft beer and spirit tasting, extensive spaces for networking, a game room and more.
There are FIVE different types of tickets: The All-Access Ticket, the Marketer Ticket, the Creator Ticket, the Community Ticket and the Virtual Ticket. For information and tickets visit: Social Media Marketing World 2018
Thinking about a trip Stateside? Get more bang for your buck with Delta Airlines and GoHop.ie
Delta Airlines have just released some fantastic fares for 2018, allowing you to visit some of the spectacular cities that America has to offer.
Plus, the first 51 people who book a Delta Airlines flight with GoHop will receive a complimentary pass to the 51st and Green – the new executive lounge at Dublin Airport, so you can kick start your USA adventure in style.
Located in Terminal 2 after US Preclearance and beside the US departure gates, 51st & Green is the perfect retreat away from the bustling terminal and somewhere to enjoy a few hours of rest and relaxation before your long-haul flight.
Check out just some of the great airfares currently available for the new year, exclusively with Delta Airlines and GoHop.ie
Dublin to Las Vegas from only €440pp Departs: 12th January 2018 Returns: 14th January 2018
Dublin to Boston from only €443pp Departs: 4th February 2018 Returns: 23rd February 2018
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The TravelMedia.ie TTR USA Summer Soirée 2017 took place July 11th at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The sponsors and speakers were Michael Collins – TravelMedia.ie TTR, Reece Smyth – Charge D’Affaires US Embassy to Ireland, Dee Burdock – Chair Visit USA Committee Ireland, Vincent Harrison – Managing Director Dublin Airport, Jenny Rafter – Aer Lingus, Melanie Latham – Brand USA, Bob Kerlik – Pittsburgh Airport, Dave Cole – Universal Orlando, and Cormac Meehan – ITAA President.
While the USA is home to some of the most famous routes in the world, only a modest number of Irish have actually undertaken an all-American road trip.
A recent survey by American Holidays showed that only 12% of their customers have taken a USA road trip.
Considering how accessible the United States are to Ireland, with more direct flights than ever to cities across the USA, and how iconic some of the road trip routes, such as the Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66, there has never been a better time to take the ultimate road trip.
To inspire Irish travellers to undertake a road trip for their next adventure, American Holidays have put together these tips for planning the ultimate road trip experience.
Get inspired – If you can’t decide which route you want to take, give the new Road Trip Recommender tool from American Holidays a test drive. Unique to American Holidays, this tool gives you tips from the already existing itineraries worked up by the experts or helps you put together your own tailor made trip.
Plot your route – The last thing you want is to get to the end of your route and realise that you missed something amazing along the way. Talk to the experts beforehand to make sure you have a comprehensive list of what to see en route.
Don’t forget your drivers license – Try to have more than one qualified driver on board. There is so much to see along the routes with such stunning scenery that it’s only fair – not to mention safer – to share the driving and allow everyone equal time to take it all in.
Why not start planning your own Route 66 adventure today? The newly launched Road Trip Recommender tool – unique to American Holidays – lets you plan the perfect road trip itinerary to suit you.
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Call American Holidays to book on +353 01 673 3804 or call into their office just off Grafton Street – 18- 19 Duke Street, Dublin 2 where the expert staff will help you plan your holiday of a lifetime.