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Hello TUI, Goodbye Falcon: It’s Party Time!

Hello TUI, Goodbye Falcon: It’s Party Time!

TUI certainly knows how to throw a party for the travel trade, as the company demonstrated in Club 22 to celebrate the rebranding of all their products in the Irish market.

Falcon and Thomson Holidays officially became TUI after an intensive month-long name change campaign. TUI has also launched a major multi-media campaign advising consumers of the re-branding.

With the strapline ‘We cross the T’s, dot the I’s and put ‘U’ in the middle’, it’s all about putting customers at the heart of the holiday experience, from start to finish. Belinda Vazquez, TUI Head of Ireland, said: “Customers have always been at the heart of everything we do and as TUI we will offer more customer choice than ever before. More choice of destination, more choice of hotel, more choice of cruise ship and more choice of when and how to travel. We can do this by harnessing a wealth of expertise from across the globe and it is our ambition to innovate the market, inspire our customers and design the flexible, customised, personalised travel experiences holiday makers are increasingly demanding.”

It was great to see the founding directors of the original Falcon brand in attendance.

The TUI two: Antoinette Young and Charlotte Brenner

Skytours: Rebecca Kinsella, Ken Masterson, Fiona Kelly, and Tatiana Soukhanova

Darach Culligan, Travelworld, meets the ladies from TUI: Orla Connolly, Karen Doak, Stacy Anderson, Caroline Coughlan, and Stephanie O’Grady

Aida Skirmantait, Suzanne Mulligan, Tara Povey, and Elaine Statter, all with TUI

John Spollen, Cassidy Travel, and Kathryn MacDonnell, Spanish Tourist Board

David O’Hagan, Donabate Travel; Ciara Masters, Budget Travel; and Dave Smith, TUI

Susan Jackson, Smarts Communicate; Kerry McKittrick, Sunday World; and Seona McGrath

John Spollen links up with the founding directors of Falcon: Gabrielle Malone, Freddie O’Neill, Christine Donnelly, and Bill Smith

Pat Dawson, Carol Anne O’Neill, Declan Power, and Kathryn MacDonnell

Ray Scully and John Devereux, both with SHGI

Phillip Duffy, Bernie Groarke, Arjana Bogdanovic, Pam McGuiness, and Plamen Stanley, all with TUI

The band in action

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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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