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New York City Hosts Trade to Dinner

The ever-evolving City of New York returned to Dublin, as represented by Reginald Charlot and Tryphavana Cross, this week to showcase its new and innovative products to the Irish trade.

Helen O'Flaherty,Norma Tolefe,-WTC-Michelle Rust-Intercontential  New York Barclay,Rachel Dempsey and Sonya  Walsh-WTC.
Helen O’Flaherty, Norma Tolefe, WTC; Michelle Rust, Intercontinental New York Barclay; Rachel Dempsey and Sonya Walsh, WTC

Staten Island was to the fore with its Giant Ferris Wheel with pods that hold up to 40 pax. There is also a new shopping mall and hotel. There is a free ferry available out to the island.

Niall Keating and Aoife O'Mahony from School  Tour Company.
Niall Keating and Aoife O’Mahony, School Tour Company

Other products included the Empire State building and the new 9/11 Museum, which is underground at the Memorial site.

Jared Fournier-Broadway Inbound and Ann Marie Durkan-Cassidy Travel.
Jared Fournier, Broadway Inbound, and Ann Marie Durkan, Cassidy Travel

Broadway shows – some old, some new – were also featured by the Broadway Collection and The Ride, which is a Bus Tour and Mobile Theatre product. Also new was The Blue Man show.

Elaine McManus,Aoife Dunphy,Lisa Cody from Club Trave,withRenee Wilson-Experience the Ride,Samantha McDermott,Stephen Byrne, from Club Travel
Elaine McManus, Aoife Dunphy and Lisa Cody from Club Travel with Renee Wilson, Experience the Ride, and Samantha McDermott and Stephen Byrne from Club Travel

New York continues to offer amazing and original products that keep the interest of the trade at the highest level.

JoanneColl,Caroline Gallagher-The Travel Department,Will Walsh and Alan Preston both with Click and Go.with Hannah Reynolds-The Travel Department.
Joanne Coll and Caroline Gallagher, Travel Department; Will Walsh and Alan Preston, ClickandGo.com; and Hannah Reynolds, Travel Department

Aer Lingus offers four flights daily for the summer – three from Dublin and one from Shannon – and will introduce four weekly flights to Newark from 1st September 2016.

After the workshop the agents were hosted to dinner and a table quiz.

Suzanne Knott,Rachel Fitzgerald,Roseen Carberryfrom Tropical Places with Fabio Monteiro-Blue Man Group.
Suzanne Knott, Rachel Fitzgerald and Roseen Carberry from Tropical Places with Fabio Monteiro, Blue Man Group

The winner of the table quiz was Mark Ashfield, Falcon Travel, Talbot Street.

The lucky winner ,Mark Ashfield-Falcon Travel Shop, receives his prize from Tryphavana Cross and Reginald Charlot.
The lucky winner, Mark Ashfield, Falcon Travel Shop (centre), receives his prize from Tryphavana Cross and Reginald Charlot

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