New education program for Canadian agents replaces Shamrock Club
Tourism Ireland has launched a new travel agent education program – Ireland HQ. Replacing the previous Shamrock Club, Ireland HQ is a new initiative specifically for Canadian travel consultants.

Ireland HQ focuses exclusively on Canadian travellers to give agents better planning tools to help them create and sell the best Ireland vacation to their clients. In addition to updated information on helping clients prepare before they go and while they’re there, agents will also learn about the island of Ireland through integrated video featuring Ireland’s cities, regions, and sites and attractions.

Further reading links to Tourism Ireland’s website,, are also available so agents can learn more about specific cities, regions and attractions.. The program material will be updated regularly to include new information on air access, and new product and accommodation options.

All Qualified Ireland HQ Special Agents are eligible to win one of five prizes provided by Tourism Ireland. The two grand prizes are a piece of Waterford Crystal and the three runner-up prizes are Ireland-themed DVDs. Contest entry is not required – random winners will be selected from all Qualified Ireland HQ Special Agents after the contest closes on May 31, 2012.