Let’s Talk Travel with Eoghan Corry 2018

in association with Travel Extra

Learn from the experts

Friday 26th January 2018

Time Topic  
1.00pm Travel Blogs Martin McKenna, Holiday Guru; Tara Povey, Where is Tara
2.30pm Holiday Trends Pat Dawson of Irish Travel Agents Association; Jenny Rafter, Aer Lingus
3.30pm What’s New in the USA Kristin Skinner of American Holidays; Claire Doherty, Visit USA Committee; Tryphavana Cross, Las Vegas & New York; Greg Evans, Atlantic City & Philadelphia
 4.15pm  Exciting Year in Cruising  Jennifer Callister of Royal Caribbean; Michael English of Celebrity; Rebecca Kelly of MSC; Alan Lynch, Cruisescapes; Amanda Middler of Silver Seas


Saturday 27th January 2018

Time Topic
1.15pm Ireland’s New Region: The Shannon Steve Conlon of the Irish Boat Rental Association; Sharon Lavin, Waterways Ireland; Deirdre O’Shea, Lough Derg Region/Clare County Council; Alex Connolly, Fáilte Ireland
2.00pm Adventure Holidays Anthony Collins, Topflight; Orla Markey of Crystal Ski Holidays, Martin Skelly of Travalue.ie & UWalk.ie; Ian Langford, Exodus; John Grehan of G Adventures
2.45pm Asia John Warr of Wendy Wu Tours; Hasan Mutlu of Turkish Airlines; Marek Maslowiec of Classic Resorts
3.30pm Europe Calling Kathryn MacDonnell, Spanish Tourist Board Dublin; Mary Denton of Sunway European Holidays; Celina Travares, Portugal National Tourist Office; Phil Cawley, Today FM
4.15pm Visas, Passports & Vaccinations, What You Need to Know Fiona Penollar, Passport Office; Pat Bourne, Dept. of Foreign Affairs; Beth Sunday, US Consular Office; Siobhan Grehan, Tropical Medical Bureau


Sunday, 28th January 2018

Time Topic Description
12.45pm Africa Tony Flynn of Ethiopian Airlines; Tolene van der Merwe, South Africa Tourism; Siobhan Learat Byrne of Adams & Butler; Jackie Herssens & Nick Wilson, Hayes & Jarvis
1.30pm Airlines Q&A Session with Eoghan Corry TBA
2.15pm Holiday Trends Catherine Grennell Whyte of ASL; Paul Hackett of Click & Go; Dominic Burke, Travel Centres
3.oopm Solo Travel Marissa Beck, The Travel Corporation; Jeanette Taylor, Sunway Holidays
3.45pm Irish Attraction Colette Coughlan, Guinness Storehouse; Gerald Heffernan of THE VAULTS; John Rice, Heritage Island Attractions; Carol Gleeson of GEO Park, The Burren;

Schedule timings may change



Talks from Holiday World Show 2017


Check out the 2017 talks from The Holiday World Show hosted by Eoghan Corry in association with Dublin Airport. Facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry, leading industry experts shared their expertise and answered 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

iday Begins Here

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


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