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Cassidy Travel Throws a Great 30th Birthday Party

Cassidy Travel Throws a Great 30th Birthday Party

One thing is for sure, John Cassidy and John Spollen from Cassidy Travel know how to celebrate 30 years in business with great style and panache. The venue was Avenue by Nick Munier in Dublin’s Crow Street, and it was a veritable who’s who of the travel industry, past and present personalities swapped memories as they enjoyed  fine dining laid on by Nick Munier himself.

Pat Dawson, ITAA Chief Executive, with Con Neenan, Neenan Travel, and Martin Skelly, ITAA President

Among the many faces from the past were Jimmy Donnelly of Global Holidays fame and the original founders of Falcon Holidays, Freddy O’Neill, Bill Smith and Gabrielle Malone. Con Neenan of Neenan Travel was also in attendance.

Bill Smith, Mary Denton, Sunway, and Tom Coade were at the Cassidy dinner

Speaking at the dinner, John Cassidy said that it was good to be able to welcome old friends and new friends – the company had made some fantastic friends over the 30 years that they had been in business. He also pointed out that the staff of Cassidy Travel has been the backbone of the business and paid tribute to Ger Hurley for her 25 years of service.

John Cassidy

He went on to reveal that the he had received two takeover offers for the company but, on mature reflection, they did not proceed.

John Spollen, Lee Osborne, BookaBed.ie, Nick Munier, and Robert Smart in celebratory mood

A truly great night celebrating a great company and here’s to the next 30 years!

Karen  Maloney, Etihad Airways, with Ciaran Mulligan, Blue Insurance

John Cassidy greets Murat Balindi, Turkish Airlines

Eamon Flanagan, Premair; Siobhan Scanlon, Delta Air Lines; and Jimmy Donnelly, ex Global Holidays

Paul Weir, APG Ireland, Aileen Eglington and Ray Scully, Crystal Holidays

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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