One of Donegal’s top travel agents Cormac Meehan will assume the Presidency of the Irish Travel Agents Association when he is formally appointed at the association’s AGM on April 7.
The popular Bundoran man is the only nominee for this influential and prestigious position and will be elected unopposed at the AGM.
Cormac has been active in both the auctioneering and travel industries for all of his working life after taking it over from his father who founded the business over 80 years ago.
In spite of the competition from the internet Mr Meehan told the Democrat that there is now a swing back to traditional travel agency bookings. “People are now looking for security, a guarantee and actually like to speak to someone who has experience of the product. Strangely, the largest growth market is the under 25 age group – they just don't’ have the time to browse all night. That is fine for the “Silver Surfer”, the over 60s who have more spare time.”
Cormac is looking forward to his tenure in what he described as a challenging few years ahead – meanwhile he is still doing the odd 5K race at leisure for such worthwhile charities as the NW Hospice and the Irish Heart Foundation.