Industry Insight Panel at the Big Travel Trade Event

For the first time at the event, a panel of agents and suppliers will sit down to discuss the travel industries future

A new feature of this years Big Travel Trade Event is the ‘Industry Insight Sessions’.

These are panel discusses with both travel agents and industry suppliers where they discuss a relevant topic within our industry; Sustainable Growth.

Compared by NI Travel News’ editor, Kirsty Johnston, each set of panelists will look at what sustainable growth is, how we can obtain it, and what the future will look like for the travel industry.

Day one will see a panel of leading travel agents join together to discuss the topic & Day two, industry suppliers will take to the stage.

Your panelists:

Aer Lingus Main Stage at 3.30pm, Tuesday 6th June 

  1. Dame Irene Hays – Hays Travel
  2. Gary Lewis – The Travel Network Group
  3. Kelly Cookes – Advantage Travel Partnership
  4. Damian Murphy – local AINTA Chair & Terra Travel

Aer Lingus Main Stage at 12noon, Wednesday 7th June 

  1. Alan Cross – Jet2holidays
  2. Peter Shanks – Silversea Cruises
  3. Luck Petherbridge – ABTA
  4. Jenny Rafter – Aer Lingus

After each session, you will get to have your say in the Q&A session. Please submit your questions to and questions will be selected before the event and answered on the day.

Registration is open, to attend this event, please register for the trade exhibition here