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APT Travelmarvel Hosts VIP Night for Travel Agents

Ahead of the CLIA Riverview Conference 2024, APT Travelmarvel hosted a VIP night onboard Travelmarvel Polaris on the docks of the Rhine River in Amsterdam.

ITTN’s Sharon Jordan and Allie Sheehan joined 12 Irish agents on board for a night to remember.

In attendance from Ireland were Clare Dunne (CEO ITAA), Caroline O’Toole and Fiona Flaherty (JWT Travel), Sarah Brady (Barter’s Travel), Tom Britton (Marble City Travel), Deirdre Sweeny (Sunway Travel), Karen Fegan and Sally Lynch (Centre Travel), Leah Parmeshwar (Travel Department), Sandra Corkin and Alison Hamilton (Oasis Travel).

After a quick flight from Dublin, everyone met on board the 4* contemporary Travelmarvel Polaris for a welcome drink and some light lunch. We sat in the conservatory of the lounge, where the doors can open right out in the summer. Brad Bennetts and Angela Waite from APT Travelmarvel welcomed all the guests onboard with a message from Paul Melinis, a welcome from the Captain of the Ship and Hotel Manager, and a small panel chat with Andy Harmer, CLIA.

Pre-dinner drinks were hosted in the onboard Irish bar McGeary’s and then onto the restaurant for the ‘Welcome Dinner’, the dinner we had was the normal offering for the Captain’s Welcome Dinner on the first night of the cruise.

The night was just getting started as sponsored by Vox, special guest band ‘Spring Break’, who you might know from the ITTN Awards in November, flew over to Amsterdam for a special performance. The band rocked the boat for two hours with their 80’s and 90’s classics.

This was a really special treat for everyone onboard and a great way to start the Clia Riverview conference.

APT Travelmarvel currently has their Spring Sale on offer with prices from just €1,395 per person full board on the Danube or Rhine there’s no better time to sail the rivers of Europe.

What river cruises can your clients enjoy?

  • Reflections of the Rhine – Journey along the beautiful Rhine River aboard your new Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship. Explore World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle in Brühl and discover the culture of Miltenberg on a visit to a local’s home for coffee and cake.
  • Delightful Danube – Enjoy the fairytale-like scenery along the Danube River aboard a new Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship. Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian food, music and folk dancing and embrace the splendour and elegance of Vienna.
  • European Gems – Travelling along the Danube, Main and Rhine, you’ll enjoy a variety of experiences as well as ample free time to discover at your own pace. From sampling local delicacies in Vienna to a visit to Augustusburg Castle in Brühl, this 4★ river cruise represents marvellous value.
  • Best of the Balkans – Discover the beauty of the Balkans on this immersive cruise. Journey along the lesser visited stretch of the Lower Danube, through Hungary, Serbia and the Iron Gates to Bulgaria and Romania.
  • Douro Discovery – Wind your way through the Douro Valley on board our brand-new, custom-built river ship, the MS Estrela. Step off to find local castles, cities and quintas that invite you to explore and taste local port wine. Soak in the vibrancy of Porto. Or relax on board as the region showcases the most fascinating aspects of Portuguese life.
  • Adriatic Coastal Cruise – Discover the joys of small ship yacht cruising, dropping anchor at several of the Adriatic’s most unspoilt islands and charming coastal sites. Dock overnight in port and step ashore to explore coastal towns, savour the delicious cuisine and experience the hospitality.

Included in all prices is:

  • All meals as detailed in the cruise itineraries
  • Complimentary beer, local wine and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Sight Seeing Tours with Insider Experiences
  • Transfers, Port Charges and Gratuities
  • New Year Sale includes €100 onboard credit.

For more information or to book call reservations on 1800 849 092.

For sales support, window posters, social tiles or any questions call your Travelmarvel account manager Elaine O’Brien on 085 729 3375.

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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