Cormac Meehan re-elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association

23 March 2017

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019

Cormac Meehan re-elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association


Dublin, 22nd March 2017 Cormac Meehan of Meehan Travel was re-elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association at the Association’s AGM, which took place as part of the Irish Travel Industry Trade Show, in Dublin today.


Des Abbott, of Des Abbott Travel, Dublin 7, was also re-elected as Treasurer.


Other appointments to the board were;


  • Paul Hackett, of
  • Des Manning of Manning Travel, Kilkenny
  • Pearse Keller, Keller Travel, Ballinasloe, Galway
  • Ben Greene of Arrow Tours, Drogheda, Louth
  • Clare Dunne, The Travel Broker, Clontarf, Dublin
  • Valerie Metcalfe of FCM, Dublin
  • Angela Walsh of Corporate Travel Management, Cork
  • Joe Tully of Tullys Travel, Carlow
  • Martin Skelly of Navan Travel, Meath
  • Mark Clifford, O’Hanrahan Travel, Monaghan


Speaking at the AGM, Cormac Meehan, continuing President said “It is an honour to be returned for a second term as President of the ITAA.  In 2016 we faced many challenges including the collapse of a major bed bank company, uncertainty in the implementation and direction of the EU Package Travel Directive (EPTD) and results of the Brexit Referendum. However, In the midst of all these challenges the travel sector has become more robust.  Our volume and value of market share has increased and our range of product offering has become more diverse to cater for the evolving needs and tastes of our customers.”


He continued, “In my second term as President, I aim to build upon progress made in recent years and grow ITAA membership. It is also important that the ITAA continues to engage with regulators, government departments and the relevant cabinet members to overcome the future challenges faced by the travel industry.”


The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 100 travel agent members and 70 affiliate partners. ITAA members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. All travel agent members are licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.