From shipping containers to luxury cruise holidays, George Barter has seen the growth & diversification of the Irish travel industry since the 1960’s.
At the Irish Travel Awards, George was presented with the ‘Special Contribution to the Irish Travel Industry Award’, a bestowal after an entire career at the reins of a company that began with his great-grand-father, Joseph Barter in 1865.
For five decades, George has had a front row seat for the changes happening within the travel industry. He has taken every trend, development & obstacle in his stride, allowing his business to grow more & more.
From adventurous honeymoons to Mallorca in to 1970’s, to Camino Walks & River Cruising, to tightening the company’s belt during the economic down turn, to family holidays to visit Santa in Lapland, George has been witnessing every movement in an ever-changing industry.
As the oldest established travel agency in Ireland, J. Barter Travel has become a cornerstone within the Travel Industry in Ireland, and George Barter has played a huge role in building the foundations of that industry.
“Customer is still at heart of what we do… Someone once said to me that travel is a happy business and once you can make your clients happy and they come back, it gets into your blood and it doesn’t leave”, George Barter said.
George described the recent award as a ‘wonderful honour’ & paid tribute to both his staff & fellow agents.
We would like to commend & congratulate George on this prestigious & high deserved award.
For more info: www.travelnet.ie/150-years/our-awards.aspx