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ITAA re-elects Paul Hackett as president

Paul Hackett, managing director of Click&Go, has been re-elected as president of the Irish Travel Agents Association.

Board members were also confirmed at the association’s annual meeting in Dublin.

Appointments to the ITAA board were Clare Dunn, The Travel Broker, as vice president and Des Abbott, Abbott Travel, as treasurer. 

Board members elected were Martin Skelly, Navan Travel; Peter Brazil, Limerick Travel; Val Metcalfe; Sara Zimmerman, Travel Department; Angela Walsh, Frosch CTM; Emma McHugh, Atlantic Travel; and Alan Lynch, Travel Escapes.

Hackett, said “The travel industry is a strong, resilient, professional group of mainly family and privately owned businesses in every county of the state and it is a privilege to work alongside the board and members of the association.

“We have survived the pandemic and are enjoying doing what we do best and what our customers want, which is to plan and arrange travel for business and pleasure.

“My advice to consumers making travel plans is to book with a member of the Irish Travel Agents Association where you are guaranteed great service, advice and value and total security.”

Chief executive Pat Dawson added: “In the past few years, the travel industry and our member travel agents have faced many hardships due to Covid-19 and have shown incredible resiliency.

“I am thrilled that we can finally gather together again, in-person, at this years’ AGM. 

“After 10 years of working with the ITAA , I am proud of that work that we have done and will continue to do to enhance and support the travel industry.”

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