Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ireland and a reflection

Last week I went to a presentation hosted by the Irish Tourist Board, plus several wholesalers and hotel owners. It was an evening well spent: lots of helpful information; gracious hosts and good food. Their website is extensive and informative--have a look.

As some of you may know, I started working as a travel agent in 1979--certainly a travel industry 'Dark Age' in many ways: there was no computer and all bookings were done by phone, frequently getting a busy signal and trying and trying again to reach a person; all air tickets were written by hand (I still have a bump on my finger); and I used to take home stacks of invoices and itineraries to type after dinner.

Due to costs, the internet and 'webinars', there are relatively few actual presentations these days, so the Irish evening was a reminder of how much I've enjoyed visits to Ireland and it gave me ideas for  a future tour. There is so much to see on this island, which I learned is approximately the size of Nova Scotia. (The Irish ambassador to Canada welcomed us and said this in his short speech, so it must be true!)

1 comment:

Karen said...

A knitting tour in Ireland would be ideal! There are a few places scattered across the island for that purpose as well as the Aran island....There are a few knitting guilds also to link up with. Hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, say no more...