Ireland

Susan Kirby to present Evolve keynote in Brisbane

Events industry association Meetings and Events Australia has announced that Susan Kirby, CEO of Ireland’s National St Patrick’s Festival, will be an international keynote presenter at Evolve 2019. Evolve 2019 is the event industry’s largest conference Down Under and will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 31 March to 2 April. “We are delighted to have Susan as one of the ...

Philadelphia hosts largest gathering of Irish travel professionals

Philadelphia was the first ever US host city for the 2018 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference. Traditionally the conference has been held exclusively in Europe, but increased airlift from Europe to Philadelphia International Airport and the targeted international strategy of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (PHLCVB) Global Tourism team, helped the city get sel...

Exclusive US MegaFam trip announces final location

The USA’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA, has announced the final location for its upcoming UK & Ireland MegaFam trip. The MegaFam trip is a multi-destination familiarisation tour for travel agents from the UK and Ireland, and will take place from 9-17 May 2019. It’s final location will be Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. The tour is intended to showcase the diversity of American cu...

The Convention Centre Dublin to host Thrive Festival

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it is to host Thrive Festival, Ireland’s newest premier health and lifestyle event, on 9 and 10 February 2019. Thrive Festival promises to unite all aspects of healthy living and wellbeing under one roof. Over two days, attendees can experience new ways to move, learn, discover and nourish their mind and body. The broad programme of exper...

Moloney & Kelly invited into the Preferred DMC fold

The boutique consortium of select destination and event management companies Preferred DMCs, has announced Dublin-based Moloney & Kelly DMC as a new member. The consortium specialises in bespoke high-end incentive travel and conferences and the new partner from Ireland brings the membership to nine. “We are very proud to have among our partners now the prestigious DMC Moloney & Kelly from ...