Space for Everyone

We are often asked, “how can more than one agent be in the same town and not be in competition with each other”?  Gearoid Mannion and Michael Kelly (pictured with Roger Barrett centre) are both based in Ennis, Co. Clare.

Ennis native Gearoid closed his family business in 2016 to join Travel Counsellors and continued the success of that business, while Michael, a well-known agent in the industry took the decision to move to Ennis in August 2022 and use that as a good time to start his own business. Michael felt that it was ‘now or never’ to take the plunge and has gone on to win Travel Counsellors Ireland Top New Starter Award at the recent Travel Counsellors Conference in Lyrath.

Gearoid says “I’m delighted Michael has established himself as a Travel Counsellor in Ennis. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the travel business – as well as being a great guy! It’s fantastic having additional exposure and greater awareness for our TC brand in the town. And of course, it also gives the consumer even greater choice. If necessary, Michael and I can help each other out at particularly busy times or on the occasional day off. It’s a win-win for everyone!”

Listen to Michael’s story here!

Allie Sheehan
Allie Sheehan
I have worked in the travel industry for seven years, from working in American Holidays and The Travel Corporation I have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of travel. Before joining ITTN I worked for Facebook which gave me the inside knowledge of the wonderful world of social media. I have a BSc in Event Management and am also a qualified beauty therapist (which definitely comes in handy in this business). Recently I joined the AWTE Ireland committee and I am enjoying working with and connecting with the network of women in travel.

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