Ireland Individual & Group Travel Specialist
Ireland Travel Specialist!
The most important aspect when preparing a trip for you the customer is to listen to what you are saying. During our conversation Tom will ask you questions so he can get a better picture of what you are looking for so he can produce a custom package to meet your desires and/or travel budget.
Tom works with B&B’s (Bed and Breakfast), guesthouses, cottage rentals, 3-4-5 star hotels and deluxe resorts and spas along with golf destination hotels. He is able to provide Airport Transfers, Car Rentals, Limo Service and private motor coaches that can accommodation 10, 20, 35 and 49 passengers. His knowledge base and relationships with hundreds of managers and owners of travel related products in Ireland is what provides him the expertise to be your Irish Travel Expert, so give him a call or send me an email so he can set up a telephone interview to begin working on your vacation to the Emerald Isle!
Tom began travelling to Ireland when he was 18 years old on his first familiarization trip. Tom immediately fell in love with country. At the first hotel on his journey, the receptionist called him up to the check in area and asked what time he wanted to be knocked up in the morning, he thought “I’m in heaven”, and he answered please knock me up at 6:30am and again at 7:00am. Little did he know, there were no telephones, radios, clocks and TVs in the bedrooms and this was a 4 star hotel, Fitzpatick’s Kiliney Castle. Fitzpatrick’s is still a great favorite of his to visit! Back in the 1970ies and 1980ies, the staff actually went to each room and knocked on the doors to wake up people in the morning. Tom’s first week in Ireland it only rained twice, once for 3 days and then for 4 days.
Tom has been travelling to Ireland for over 30 years and a lot has changed since his first trip. There are now Clock Radios, Flat Screen TV’s, Trouser Presses, Internet Access, mini-bars and much more in the hotel rooms. Averaging three trips a year, two business trips to meet with the local vendors and one escorted coach tour to make sure the customers are receiving everything and more than what he promised, he quickly became the go to person in the greater Philadelphia region with his vast real-time experiences.
He has chartered Boeing 747’s and Airbus A330’s and assisted thousands of satisfied customers over the years in their vacation and business travel to the Emerald Isle. He has produced custom vacations for as many as 750 passengers on one program to as little as 1 passenger.
Professional Travel organizations that he is or was a member in include; SKAL International Philadelphia with clubs in over 89 countries, The Shamrock Club, ITOF, Irish Travel Agents Association, ICCUSA – Philadelphia, ASTA, American Express Ireland Expert.
His experiences in the Irish community have provided him with the honor of meeting Mary Robinson, 1st female president of Ireland and Mary McAleese, 2nd female president of Ireland. He was able to enjoy breakfast with Mayor Giuliani of New York City and Governor Pataki of New York State, also having lunch at the private residence of the Irish Ambassador to the United States as well as cocktails with the British Ambassador to the United States and his wife in their private residence in Washington D.C.
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Full Service Travel Specialist
Castleward Downpatrick County Down N.I.
Achievements over the years include opening the three new branch offices for a major travel agency in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
He Chartered 5 R/T flights out of Philadelphia to Ireland, a 2500 passenger cruise ship in the Caribbean, a 747 charter for the original Shamrock Classic hosting Notre Dame vs Navy in Dublin Ireland, coordinating all aspects w/ Coaches, Cars, Hotels, Trains, Limo service, Specialty Dinners, etc.
Designated OAG/Tariff Expert before computers were introduced to travel agents and a leader in the advent of Airline, Hotel and Car reservations systems with PARS for Corporate Clients.
Tom has set up many destination Wedding/Moons along with custom websites for his clients.
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A beautiful trip, well planned and executed.
Ireland, Best Trip Ever, Best Travel Agent!
During the meeting he listen to what we wanted to do and asked us questions before he advised us on his personal recommendations for what to see and do within our time constraints. He set us up with Planes, Trains and Buses with private guides on a couple of the days.
We saw Dublin, Galway, Inis Mor, the Cliffs of Moore, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Cobh, Cork, Blarney Castle, Bunratty Castle. The custom itinerary he set up was a step by step outline of what we were doing and extras that we could add on based on the weather.
We had visited another travel agency who said they were an Ireland expert and tried to sell us on a bus tour with strangers. Tom put together the perfect trip for us.
The Eric M & Family.
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A Premier Travel saved my tail tonight!
After we boarded our American flight out of Kalamazoo to Chicago and ultimately home an hour ago our flight got suddenly canceled due to mechanical problems with one of the engines.
Everybody had to scramble to get to ticket counters because there was nothing else out and people were talking about driving three hours to Detroit or two hours to Grand Rapids and being on standby. I called Tom - Tom at A Premier travel and interrupted his Friday night and spent literally an hour getting me rebooked on a flight at dawn tomorrow into Chicago and home at some point early afternoon and got me into a hotel near the airport. The others are still standing back in line.
We are really lucky to have such great people as Maureen and Tom at A Premier Travel. It seems that on a weekly basis they drop everything to help me and everybody else at our firm!
Bill, Thank you for the outstanding review! I'm glad I was there to assist you during the troubled times when the airline cancelled your flight. As Always, we are here when you need us the most! Tom Ward 610-285-1868 Corporate Account Specialist
A Premier Travel Agency, the Best!
Recently we had to cancel a trip due to medical problems. Tom assisted us with completing our claim forms. We were denied for the claim. Before our travel date, I called Tom to have my brother fly in due to a new medical issue. I was going in for a back operation. Although Tom did the simple part of just booking the flights, he also pulled my older reservation and began the claim again due to this new medical issue that prevented me from traveling on the flights where I was denied coverage. Tom started a new claim for us.
This is why they truly “A PREMIER Travel Agency”
Bill & Mar
Thank you for your compliments and review!
Tremendous trip. Our itinerary allowed us the free
Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure setting up your custom vacation to Ireland! See you on your next vacation!
Thank you for your compliments. This is the service I strive to provide for all of my customers. It was a pleasure working with you and your family!
Ireland was magical
Nancy and Bob Gilmore
Thank you for your compliments! It is truly an honor to have people from the Travel Industry contact me to be their expert on travel to Ireland!
Our Most Excellent Irish Adventure
Thank you for the outstanding compliments!
Best Travel Agent Ever!
There are always little extras he does for us, like checking us in for our flights and emailing our boarding cards to us as well as making sure the resort knows about our celebrations like anniversaries and birthdays!
On this trip Tom was able to get us upgraded to the Preferred Club
at no extra charge!
Now we are booking The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, FL, we are sure it will be another great trip.
Thank you for the fantastic review, I am humbled by your compliments.