11 March 2017
By Bryan Smyth
Cork travel specialist Sarah McCarthy – from Glanmire – has been named as ‘Best Travel Counsellor 2017’.
Fellow Cork Travel Counsellor, Ballincollig-based Mary Foyle also collected an award on the night.
The black-tie awards ceremony for Travel Counsellors Ireland took place at Fota Island Resort, Cork on Friday, 10th March, celebrating the very best talent within Travel Counsellors’ Irish network of franchisees.
The gala was the concluding event to an action-packed two-day conference for Travel Counsellors, which was attended by over 140 travel professionals. The conference included a keynote address by prominent fashion stylist, broadcaster and entrepreneur Sonya Lennon, who spoke on the necessity of building and sharing a personal brand story.
Speaking on her win as Best Travel Counsellor, Sarah McCarthy stated:
“It is an incredible honour to receive such a prestigious award for the eighth year in a row. After deciding to join Travel Counsellors in 2006, I have never looked back. It is such a rewarding career being part of such a forward-thinking and dynamic travel company.”
General Manager of Travel Counsellors Ireland, Cathy Burke added:
“The awards ceremony is a chance for us to celebrate the successes of the past year and congratulate our dedicated and hardworking travel professionals. With a passion for travel, and commitment to sourcing and tailor making the best holidays for her clients, Sarah is a thoroughly deserving recipient of the Best Travel Counsellor award.”
On her win, Mary Foyle said:
“It is an honour to be recognised in front of so many of my peers. Working as a Travel Counsellor for the past 11 years, and backed by a world-class team, I take great pride is being able to offer an exceptional service, creating a bespoke, personal travel experience for every customer.”
What is Travel Counsellors?
Travel Counsellors is an independent travel company whose global network of 1,600 travel professionals deliver bespoke travel experiences to both the leisure and corporate markets. There are 65 Travel Counsellors operating throughout Ireland, offering unparalleled industry expertise and first-hand destination knowledge coupled with a work ethic which revolves around genuine care for the customer.