House of Waterford Crystal attends Travel Writers Conference in Ballymalloe House

The renowned Travel Classics Writers' conference took place in Cork on the 16th to 19th of May. This was the 20th consecutive year of the conference, regarded by many as the world's foremost networking event for travel writers and editors. Numerous US freelance travel writers had the opportunity to hold individual meetings with assigning editors from the top travel, epicurean and lifestyle publications in the US.

The House of Waterford Crystal was a gold sponsor of the event. During the event,  Master craftsman Pat Boyce presented two cutting demonstrations to 60 editors & journalists. The House of Waterford crystal also displayed some of its Prestige pieces including an eagle in flight.

The Travel Classics Writers' Conference, hosted by Tourism Ireland, will bring vast exposure of all that Ireland has to offer for holidaymakers in our second largest tourism market. The conference took place at Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, bringing together celebrated editors from a wide range of high profile publications – including Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Harper’s Bazaar, AFAR, Saveur and Coastal Living – all of which reach hundreds of thousands of readers across North America, as well as globally.

The keynote speaker at the conference was Kevin Doyle, deputy editor of Condé Nast Traveler.

PIC SHOWS: Jerome Quint, General manager of Solis Lough Eske Castle; Maren Rudolph, President Travel Classics Writers’ Conference; Ruth Moran, Tourism Ireland; Pat Boyce, Master Craftsman at the House of Waterford Crystal; Susan O’Keefe, Associate editor, National Geographic Traveler; and Mark McGovern, Guinness Storehouse, at the opening of the Travel Classics Writers’ Conference 2013 in Ballymaloe House.