The Eoghan Corry Travel Summit 2017

in association with Dublin Airport

Learn from the experts

The Holiday World Show 2017 hosted the free Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry where leading industry experts shared their expertise and answer visitors’ questions on topics such as The Americas, Cruises, Ski and Snow Holidays, Solo Holidays and Exotic Destinations, as well as Home Holidays. 


Check out the full schedule of talks from the 2017 Summit on the Holiday World Show YouTube Channel


More videos from The Eoghan Corry Travel Summit 2017: 


Watch the Opening of the Holiday World Show


Interview with Kathryn Thomas


Ski and Snow Holidays


What’s New in the USA


How to Get the Cruise Deals


Travel Services at Dublin Airport


Q&A Session with Aer Lingus


Ireland’s Regions


Q&A Session with Dublin Airport


Flying East in 2017


Europe Calling


Visa, Passports and Vaccinations


Out of Africa


Q&A with Ryanair


Flying West in 2017


Irish Attractions


Solo Travel

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Download The Eoghan Corry Travel Summit 2017 programme in association with Dublin Airport.


Friday 27th January 2017

Time Topic  
3.00pm Opening Session
Special Guest
Kathryn Thomas, Founder of Pure Results Bootcamp, Television Presenter – Operation Transformation and former presenter of travel programme No Frontiers.
Award winning travel journalist.
3.45pm Ski & Snow – Activity Holidays Anthony Collins of Topflight; Orla Markey, Crystal Holidays; Aileen Eglington of Ski Club Ireland; Catherine Murphy, ski journalist
4.30pm What’s new in the USA Kristin Skinner of American Holidays; Dee Burdock of Visit USA Committee; Tryphavana Cross of Las Vegas New York; Reginald Charlot of NYC & Company
5.15pm How to Get the Cruise Deals Jennifer Callister of Royal Caribbean; Lorraine Quinn of Celebrity; Rebecca Kelly of MSC; Alan Lynch of Cruisescapes; Daniel Giles, Hurtigruten
5.45pm Platinum Services, VIP Facilities Grainne Morrison, Head of Dublin Airport Travel Services


Saturday 28th January 2017

Time Topic  
12.30pm Q&A Session with Aer Lingus  
1.30pm Ireland’s Regions Joe Dolan, President of the Irish Hotels Federation and Managing Director of Bush Hotel; Adrian Cummins, CEO of The Restaurant Association of Ireland; Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation
2.15pm Q&A Session with Dublin Airport  Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport
3.00pm Special Guests
courtesy of Dublin Airport
Gary and Paul O’Donovan, Olympic silver medallist rowers
4.00pm Flying East in 2017 Enda Corneille of Emirates, Chris Lee of Tourism Authority of Thailand 
4.30pm Europe Calling Kathryn MacDonnell of The Spanish Tourism Office Dublin; Mary Denton of Sunway; Charlotte Brenner of Falcon


Sunday, 29th January 2017

Time Topic Description
12 noon Visas & Passports, what you need to know Beth Sunday of the US Consular Office; Siobhan Grehan, Tropical Medicene Bureau
12.40pm Out of Africa Dawn Wilson of Botswana Tourism Organisation; Tony Flynn of Ethiopian Airlines
1.30pm Q&A session with Ryanair Robin Kiely of Ryanair
2.15pm Flying West in 2017 Ivan Beacom of Aer Lingus; Catherine Grennell Whyte of ASL; Tish Lagerwey, Port Director, Customs and Border Protection Dublin, Ireland Preclearance
3.00pm Irish Attractions Alex Connolly of Fáilte Ireland; Colette Coughlan of Guinness Storehouse; Dervla O’Neill of EPIC; Maire Hennessy, Heritage Island
3.45pm Solo Travel Sharon Jordan, The Travel Corporation; Marie Claire Porter of Sunway

 schedule timings may change