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Travel entrepreneur Mary McKenna marks a very significant birthday

Travel entrepreneur Mary McKenna marks a very significant birthday

2nd September 2016

Tour America turns 21 this year and owner Mary McKenna can accept “the key of the door” with satisfaction. From humble beginnings in her sitting room and with no initial finance, McKenna had the ambition to become a tour operator. When business started to take off, she hired three staff and opened the company’s first offices on Dublin’s Eden Quay. Read more on the Irish Times website.

Tour America make the finals of the Social Media Awards 2016 in four categories!

Tour America make the finals of the Social Media Awards 2016 in four categories!

12th May 2016

Tour America are delighted to announce that they have made the finals of the Social Media Awards 2016 in four categories.

Categories Include:
Best Facebook Page
Best Use of Social Media by an SME
Best Blog of an SME
Best Use of Social Media for Content Marketing

Having won consecutively for the past three years, the team are hoping for a fourth win. The finals take place on May 25th in Dublin.

Tour America win Deloitte Best Managed Company Platinum Award!

Tour America win Deloitte Best Managed Company Platinum Award!

7th March 2016

Tour America, Ireland's leading tour operator to the the USA, and cruise holidays expert, are delighted to announce that once again they have been awarded with Deloitte's Best Managed Company Award, now for the 7th year in a row. More prestigiously, they were awarded with the Deloitte's Platinum Club Award on Friday evening 4th March at Dublin's Conventions Centre. This award was presented to only five companies in Ireland and Tour America remain the only Travel company to have obtained this level of success.

Mary McKenna, Managing Director of Tour America quoted ' I am so proud of our business for achieving such a high accolade. This achievement is a direct result of our business culture, and team focus on always getting it right for our customers, and our constant aspiration to be the best and different at what we do.

Leisure Travel Professional of the Year 2016

Leisure Travel Professional of the Year 2016

22nd January 2015

Tour America's Liz Wright wins 'Leisure Travel Professional of the Year 2016' at the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2016. Liz has worked with Tour America for 20 years and has shown the company great loyalty and commitment during this time. The Tour America team are all so proud of Liz for receiving this fantastic mark of success.

Tour America Congratulate Conor McGregor

Tour America Congratulate Conor McGregor

15th December 2015

Tour America would like to offer congratulations to Conor McGregor on his incredible win at the weekend. Being crowned as the UFC Champion of the World is an amazing achievement and our whole company couldn't be prouder of you! What a gentleman, what a champion! Well done!

Tour America visit Las Vegas on Fam Trip

Tour America visit Las Vegas on Fam Trip

7th December 2015

Members of the Tour America team jetted off to Las Vegas last week to take in all that Vegas has to offer! While there, the group stayed in the brand new The Linq Hotel and the MGM Grand. Highlights from the trip included the High Roller, Vegas! The Show, A Special Memory Wedding Chapel, the Bellagio Fountains and a Nightclub Tour. The team also enjoyed flying Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic.

Tour America Team Enjoy Florida Fam Trip

Tour America Team Enjoy Florida Fam Trip

7th December 2015

Tour America's sales team jetted off to sunny Florida in November to experience some popular destinations and some new and emerging destinations. During the trip, the team visited St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Sanibel and Tampa Bay. They got to sample many exciting excursions in each destination while on the trip. Highlights included the Dali Museum, kayaking and Busch Gardens. The team also got to enjoy flying Club World with British Airways.

Aer Lingus Announce Three New Routes to the USA

Aer Lingus Announce Three New Routes to the USA

21st October 2015

Aer Lingus have announced three additional routes to the United States beginning in May 2016. The new routes will be to Newark, Los Angeles and Hartford, CT. with flights from Dublin. This huge expansion of routes provides Irish holidaymakers with more choice on flights to the United States.

The Original Tour America Trio Reunited to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The Original Tour America Trio Reunited to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

14 Oct 2015

Mary McKenna was reunited with her original three employees at Tour America's 20th Anniversary celebrations in Dublin on October 2nd. Neassa McHugh and Beverleigh Fly joined long term team member Liz Wright at the event and history recreated itself with this wonderful shot of the trio with Tour America's MD Mary McKenna.

Conor McGregor brings in the Tour America 20th Birthday Cake

Conor McGregor brings in the Tour America 20th Birthday Cake

05th October 2015

On Friday October 2nd, Tour America held a fantastic 20th birthday party to celebrate 20 successful years in business. In attendance were the staff of Tour America along with partner suppliers and VIP customers.

The night was made extra special with a special VIP guest who presented MD Mary McKenna with the Tour America Birthday cake. Conor McGregor, the UFC World Champion was greeted with cheers as he wished Tour America a very happy birthday. Conor was also happy to pose for many photographs with the delighted crowd. The night was a huge success and a lot of fun.

Tour America Runners Up at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards 2015

Tour America Runners Up at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards 2015

18th September 2015

Tour America were delighted to be runners up for two awards at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards 2015. The award categories were; Best Tour Operator and Best Use of Social Media. Tour America has continued to enjoy award recognition as they strive to be innovative within the travel industry. The team at Tour America would like to thank all the media who voted for us in the awards.

Deloitte Best Managed Company Award for the 6th year running

Deloitte Best Managed Company Award for the 6th year running

23 JUN 2015

Tour America was proud to be awarded the Deloitte Best Managed Company Award for the 6th year running. Not only has Tour America won this 6 times but it is the only Irish Travel Company to have ever won the award.

This award represents Irish corporate success and recognises excellence in business management and performance. An independent judging panel selects the winners.

Mary McKenna, managing director of Tour America founded the business 20 years ago, and continues to show that her business can lead the way in success and innovation, in an industry that has seen its fair share of turmoil.

Tour America has continued to grow through the recession, and beyond, employing 40 staff in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Mary was thrilled to accept this award and says 'To win this award for the sixth time is a testament to our determination not to 'stand still' and keep moving forward continually growing and developing our product, and services, for our valuable customers'.

Tour America Scoops Social Media Award for Third Year Running

Tour America Scoops Social Media Award for Third Year Running

22 JUN 2015

Tour America, Ireland's leading tour operator to the USA, Canada and Mexico, are delighted to receive the 2015 Social Media Award for Best Use of Social Media by an SME.

It is extra special as this is the 3rd year in a row that they have won this and they are the only travel company in Ireland to do so. Tour America were up against some stiff competition on the night including Aer Lingus, GoBus, Maxol and Iarnrod Eireann to name but a few.

Mary McKenna, Tour America's MD said 'Awards like this are really special to us as they recognise all the hard work we do to keep our business and customers at the forefront of digital communication'.

Disney Announces 2 Day Walt Disney World Ticket

Disney Announces 2 Day Walt Disney World Ticket

21 MAR 2015

Disney has brought a brand new theme park ticket to the Irish market and it's a 2 day Walt Disney World ticket. This 2 day ticket gives you the chance to enjoy just a sprinkle of Disney magic on your Orlando holidays. Prices start from &euro199 per adult and &euro189 per child and they are available for a limited time only.

Book online with Tour America today or call us on 01-8173535.

Brave Media and Tour America win SME gongs at Social Media Awards

Brave Media and Tour America win SME gongs at Social Media Awards

08 MAR 2015

Tour America are delighted to have made the semi finals of this years Social Media Awards. Having won the past two years, it would be a great honour for the company to bring home a third consecutive trophy. Tour America are in the running for Best Facebook Page, Best Use of Social Media by an SME and Best Blog of an SME. The finals take place on June 3rd in Dublin.

Tour America Honoured at International Pow Wow in Chicago

Tour America Honoured at International Pow Wow in Chicago

14 APR 2014

Tour America Honoured at International Pow Wow in Chicago

Dublin-based tour operator Tour America was honoured by the US Travel Association and Brand USA, during International Pow Wow, at the Chairman&rsquos Circle Honours Dinner and awards ceremony held at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

At the awards ceremony were Chris Thompson, Brand USA Veronica Flood and Linda Ryan, Tour America and Roger Dow, US Travel Association

According to Mike Gallagher, co-founder and co-chairman of CityPass, the Chairman&rsquos Circle Honours dinner is designed to show appreciation for the top buyers from around the world.

Linda Ryan and Veronica Flood accepted the crystal award, together with hand-cast bronze medallions with navy ribbon that they can wear for the duration of IPW 2014. This is the second year in a row that Tour America has been honoured with this award.

ITAA Awards

ITAA Awards

24 JAN 2014

We are so proud of Christine Rickard, who won the travel agent of the year award last night at the ITAA awards. Christine has been with Tour America 17 years and we are delighted for her. (In the picture - Christine Rickard and Tour America MD Mary McKenna).

Travel Media Awards

Travel Media Awards

10 DEC 2013

Tour America (MD) Mary McKenna and Rebecca from MSC cruises with their awards at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards.

Travel Media Awards

Travel Media Awards

10 DEC 2013

Tour America are winners of the Travel Media Awards in 2013 and won two awards . Social Media Award and best Tour Operator, the only company to win two awards voted by the media in Ireland.

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