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Visit Florida Comes to Dublin, Colin Brodie Says Farewell

Visit Florida Comes to Dublin, Colin Brodie Says Farewell

Visiting Dublin for perhaps the final time as Director of Visit Florida, Colin Brodie, who is retiring after 20 years, was delighted to present the fantastic destination that continues to be a major attraction for the Irish holiday maker in the USA.

Barry Hammond, Sunway; Clodagh Oxley, Visit USA; Paula Cross, Platinum Travel; and Orla Timmins, The Travel Broker

The sunshine state attracted more than 100,000 Irish visitors last year and now, with Aer Lingus flying from Dublin to Orlando three times per week, expect to see an increase in those numbers.

Vioelta Ionita, Usha Panicker and Niamh Shortt, all Club Travel, with John Keogh, Aer Lingus

It has also emerged that two-centre holidays are a growth sector.

Tracy Doyle, USIT Travel; Cian Keogh, Aer Lingus; and Sarune Zerauskovite, USIT Travel

Along with Colin were Oonagh McCullagh, Naples Marco Island / Everglades; Josaphine Ando, Visit Tampa Bay; and Frances Amissah, The Beaches of Fort Meyers and Sanibel. Aer Lingus was represented by John Keogh.

Frances Amissah, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, with Sarah Williams, Trailfinders

Ronan Gannon from Trailfinders was the winner of two tickets by Aer Lingus to  Orlando, Florida; six nights accommodation with Naples Marco Island / Everglades; three accommodation nights  in Tampa Bay; and $150 spending for Simon Shopping Mall.

Colin Brodie and Oonagh McCullagh present Ronan Gannon, Trailfinders, with his prize, with John Keogh, Aer Lingus

All at Irish Travel Trade News wish Colin the very best for his retirement in June.

Ross Waters, Marianne Garland, Liz Wright and Cathy Cullen, all TourAmerica

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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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