The girls from the office recently went to Cork for a conference!
They spent 2 nights in Cork at the Elite Travel consortium conference spending time networking with our partner Tour Operators and other travel agents & getting up to date with all the latest news in the industry. As this is a smaller conference it was a great opportunity to network with suppliers and the girls really made good use of the opportunity, meeting lots of new people.
The short flight from Manchester with Aer Lingus was fabulous and the airport is only 10 minutes from the city centre so very convenient. Cork is famous for its English Market which Queen Elizabeth visited in 2014. Just an hour flight from the UK, Cork and its surrounding area is perfect for a visit for a long weekend or for longer as hiring a car and driving is very easy to do and there is plenty to see and explore!
Whilst there they had an evening gala dinner at Cork Gaol which was an excellent and unique venue full of character and was the setting for their first taste of Irish music and a bit of Irish dancing as well!
They had a full day of conference sessions from leaders within our industry and also a great motivational speech from the adventurist Dave Cornthwaite which was fabulous and a top tip from us would be to look Dave up on Facebook and follow his expeditions….he is currently scootering across Japan!
On the second night they went into the old harbour town of Kinsale where they had dinner and experienced local produce including seafood which is what the town is most famous for – a definite recommendation! Kinsale is a historic coastal fishing village in County Cork and is very pretty with coloured buildings and great restaurants.
On the final day in Cork after the last conference session they were lucky enough to visit the Titanic museum in Cobh. It teaches all about the story & history of the Titanic. Cobh was its final dock before its last journey – it was a very poignant and interesting experience and would be a recommendation for anyone visiting the area.
Just an hour flight from the UK Cork and its surrounding area is perfect for a visit for a long weekend or for longer, as hiring a car and driving is very easy to do and there is plenty to see and explore!