Lee Osborne Wins New ‘Best Agent Friendly Individual’ Award

Lee Osborne Wins New ‘Best Agent Friendly Individual’ Award

Lee Osborne has won the inaugural ‘Best Agent Friendly Individual’ award, while the new ‘Best Newcomer’ award has two joint winners: Red Sea Holidays and Wendy Wu Tours. Aer Lingus won two airline awards, ‘Best Airline to Europe’ and ‘Best Airline to North America’, Emirates also won two awards: ‘Best Long Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Business Class Airline’, and Crystal Ski Holidays was declared ‘Best Ski Tour Operator’.

All staff working for a licensed and bonded travel agency anywhere on the island of Ireland were eligible to vote and the voting forms were submitted directly to, and then independently collated and audited by, international accountants and consultants Grant Thornton.

All fully completed, eligible Voting Forms received were entered into a prize draw, with the winner being randomly selected by Grant Thornton’s computer. Isa Johnston, Centre Travel, Dundalk, was announced the winner of the Irish Travel Trade Awards Voters Prize of a summer 2016 luxury one-week holiday for two, including return flights ex-Dublin to Egypt, plus all-inclusive accommodation at the Ghazala Beach Hotel, courtesy of Red Sea Holidays and Irish Travel Trade News.


2015 Irish Travel Trade Awards – All the Winners

Best Europe Destination:  Spain

Best Americas Destination:  Florida

Best Middle East / Africa Destination:  Dubai

Best Asia / Pacific Destination:  Thailand

Best Sun Destination:  Lanzarote


Best Sun Holiday Tour Operator:  Sunway

Best Ski Tour Operator:  Crystal Ski Holidays

Best Long Haul Tour Operator:  Sunway


Best Airline to Europe:  Aer Lingus

Best Airline to North America:  Aer Lingus

Best Long Haul Airline:  Emirates

Best Business Class Airline:  Emirates


Best Ferry Company:  Irish Ferries

Best Cruise Company:  Royal Caribbean International

Best Luxury Cruise Company:  Silversea Cruises


Best Car Rental Company:  Hertz

Best Rail Company:


Best National Tourist Office:  Spain

Best Accommodation Provider:

Best Travel Technology Provider:  Amadeus

Best Travel Insurance Company:  Blue Insurance


Best Newcomer:  Red Sea Holidays / Wendy Wu Tours

Best Agent Friendly Individual:  Lee Osborne

Best Agent Friendly Company:  Sunway

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at

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