"Consulting To The Ireland Tourism Industry"
Personalized - Comprehensive
Quality - Integrity
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As we bring in the new year of 2014 we have an opportunity to look ahead to the good things that await us and to reflect on the many blessings of the New Years of the past. Over those years God's blessings have touched me and my family in many ways including in my fight with cancer two years ago. Let us pray for His continued guidance into this new year.
For me I enter my 70th year of life and my 44th year in the Ireland tourism industry. Throughout all of those years I've provided high quality tour planning services to tens of thousands of folks, many of whom have become very close friends and many 'pen pals' on email, and in recent years on Facebook and Skype. We discussed everything from religion to politics, to underwater basket-weaving! Those conversations are wonderful and allowed me to understand more about each of you and to build a 'personal' relationship that added to the success of your Ireland vacation.
At this point in my career my experience is being requested by colleagues in the Ireland tourism industry to assist them in building the same success that I have experienced. They have been asking me to provide consulting to their companies for many years now and I have decided to take them up on their invitations starting this year.
I will be transitioning my services from providing tour operations to the consulting services. To assist me in making that transition I have asked a very highly reputable tour operation company, based in Galway, Ireland, to continue the client relationship for Conn's Ireland active clients that will be visiting Ireland this year. They have the same integrity and personal commitment to quality and you will be very comfortable in working with them. Eamon and Averil own BEM Ireland and have been providing high quality services to their clients for over 15 years.
During my 43 years I have 'mentored' many younger colleagues over the years, sort of 'giving back' to the industry that I love. Those young men and women are successful in their own right now enjoying the same love of providing quality services to the visitor.
Brian Bourke, also based in Galway will be there to continue his assistance as you tour around Ireland, carrying out the same services he provided to Conn's Ireland in the past.
Philip Smith, the BEST driver-guide in Ireland, will continue to be the driver-guide on your group tour or escorted tour. In effect, there will be no change for you but a guarantee of the same outstanding services and experience that you received from Conn's Ireland.
For those of you who have active Self-Drive tour arrangements under deposit, with Conn's Ireland, you will be overseen and handled by BEM Ireland through the successful completion of your tour. You will enjoy the same Hertz car rental experience and the accommodation and features of your tour. I will be in contact with you and be there to make sure of a smooth transition and wonderful Ireland vacation experience.
For your travel insurance needs I will continue to provide that service as I am a licensed insurance agent for Travel Insured and have been for over 25 years. If you have any questions about your existing insurance policy or wish to purchase travel insurance please contact me.
Those who have tours that I have arranged for 2014, you will be serviced through your tour completion by BEM Ireland. During this transition period I will be available to answer any questions you may have and to provide assurance that you will continue to receive the high quality Ireland vacation experience, through BEM Ireland, that Conn's Ireland has provided.
For those wishing to just rent a Hertz car you will be able to continue to do that. Call me or click the Hertz icon on the left panel of the Conn?s Ireland website.
For those who wish to plan a vacation to Ireland and have not done so, I would ask that you contact Eamon or Averil at BEM Travel.
When you visit Conn's Ireland website in the future you will find that I will be promoting Ireland as a tourism destination. One of its main features will be the continuation of Conn?s Blog but with a wider scope of information covered. Stay tuned!
Life is good!
May God's blessings be on your and your family.
Slan go foill!