What We Did This Month – July 2022

July didn’t only bring along a massive heatwave, it was a month full of exciting events and opportunities. From our biggest event of the year to more press trips, read on to find out everything we got up to this month…

USA Summer Soiree 2022

USA Summer Soiree 2022 took place on Tuesday, July 12th in the 5* Marriott Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2. The event is always a highlight of the summer season, and this year was no different reconnecting travel media and trade friends and colleagues. From delicious food and drinks served to fantastic speeches given by our sponsors, the night was a complete success and TravelMedia.ie TTR would like to thank everyone who was in attendance.

Raluca travels to London for the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival 

Raluca Andronic of TravelMedia.ie attended the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, London alongside the BTMI team on 16th – 17th July managing Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s social media channels and with the focus of content creating to promote the destination’s attendance at the festival.

The Food Festival provided an opportunity to the public to sample food and drink from around the world and hear from an exciting line-up of famous chefs, cookbook authors, experts, and enthusiasts. Two of Barbados’ top culinary ambassadors were in attendance, Chef Marvin Applewhaite and award-winning Mixologist Phillip Casanova. The highly engaged audience were exposed to everything Bajan including cuisine, rum, culture, and heritage.

Ciara travels to Barbados for a Crop Over Press Trip

Ciara Dunne of TravelMedia.ie hosted a once in a lifetime press trip to beautiful Barbados this month. On the 27th of July, Ciara took a group of 5 journalists and bloggers from across the UK and Ireland to witness the return of the sweetest summer festival, Crop Over.

The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados’ most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780s, a time when Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest – the Crop Over celebration.

The Crop Over Festival can be considered as one of the most diverse festivals in the world: a rich mix of heritage, creative arts, parties, music and masquerade. It was an exciting journey that began on the plantation and continued in a glorious mingling of tradition and innovation.

Throughout the jam-packed week of parties, events and fabulous Bajan feasts, the group experienced Barbados at its best. They enjoyed many ‘SOCA’ parties, covered themselves in paint in the Native Foreday Fete and of course jumped in with the band ‘Aura’ during the event of the season – the Grand Kadooment. We could write an entire post on this magical trip to the island.

Ali Finnegan hosts Barbados Foodie Press Trip

TravelMedia.ie’s Ali Finnegan hosted a group of UK and Irish foodie content creators on the beautiful island of Barbados to discover the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, including James Kavanagh, William Murray, Georgie Halfacree and Seema Pankhania. From fine dining to local delicacies the group had a wonderful time discovering the food and flavours of the island!

The trip resulted in a range of social media content from our influencers, including wonderful Instagram Reels, Posts, Stories and exciting TikToks that are sure to make you drool…


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NEW Video: Claire Cronin, USA Ambassador to Ireland at the USA Summer Soiree 2022

A new video was published on the TravelMedia.ie YouTube channel – Claire D. Cronin, United States of America Ambassador to Ireland speaking at the USA Summer Soirée 2022. The 2022 ‘USA Summer Soiree’ took place on Tuesday 12th July in the 5* Marriott Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2. Every summer, TravelMedia.ie hosts the popular ‘USA Summer Soirée’. This is our largest event with over 200 Irish and international attendees. No other event attracts such a large number of US suppliers to Ireland.

NEW Video: Domhnall O’Donoghue, Travel Writer, Belfast Telegraph talks at Hotel Honucai

Domhnall O’Donoghue, Travel Writer, Belfast Telegraph talks about his experience staying at Hotel Honucai, Colonia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Hotel Honucai is part of the Gallery Hotels Spain collection.

Join us next month to learn more about what the team at TravelMedia.ie got up to during the month of August.