Founder of Award-Winning Tour Company Named New President of Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland

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Calling ITOA “undoubtedly among the most reputable associations in Ireland tourism,” Rankin said he was honoured to be selected president of the board he has actually served on because 2014.

Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland is no complete stranger to accepting awards. In 2019 the company got two Irish Tourism Industry Awards; Ireland’s Best Ancient East Tourism Experience and Ireland’s Best Environmental Tourism Innovative.

Ruth Andrews, CEO of ITOA, noted that Rankin “has been a strong contributor to the association because joining and becoming a member of the executive board in 2014. I understand that he will bring great energy and interest in serving the members and representing the ITOA within Irish Tourism demonstrating the significance and vibrancy of this essential sector that delivers 750,000 vacation and organisation tourism visitors to Ireland yearly.”

Outgoing ITOA President Darren Byrne, who has actually served the association for the last two years, stated, “I am thrilled to be passing the chain of workplace to Rob.” This occurred at a meeting of the group on Jan. 25, 2020, at Dromoland Castle Hotel near Shannon.

“As with any time in service, we do deal with obstacles such as uncertainty around Brexit, worldwide security concerns and, naturally, we require to advance towards a more sustainable service design. So I can’t picture there will be a dull minute in the next 2 years …”

Established in 1978, ITOA teams up with Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland and is a member of Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC).

Vagabond’s staff curate locally owned accommodations, bars and restaurants that assist serve their objective of credibility. In the end the objective is to have guests “love Ireland as much as we do.”

Rob Rankin, Managing Director of Ireland’s award-winning Vagabond Small-Group Tours of Ireland, is the new incoming president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association– Ireland.

This group is made up of 32 of Ireland’s leading incoming trip operators that collectively deliver 750,000 tourists to the island of Ireland from around the world. These inbound tour operators provide group touring, private holiday and self-drive programs and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference & & Event) company to every part of the nation.

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This group is comprised of 32 of Ireland’s leading inbound tour operators that collectively deliver 750,000 tourists to the island of Ireland from around the world.”As with any time in company, we do deal with challenges such as uncertainty around Brexit, international security issues and, of course, we need to advance towards a more sustainable service model. Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland is no complete stranger to accepting awards.

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