Cork International Hotel has scooped the title of best Irish Airport hotel at an awards ceremony organised by www.TravelMedia.ie and sponsored by Blue Insurances.
The hotel near Cork Airport picked up the award on a day when Aer Lingus grabbed two gongs for being the best short-haul and best long-haul airline flying west; both of them ahead of Ryanair and American Airlines respectively.
TravelMedia.ie and Blue Insurance were joined by category sponsors Amadeus, Shannon Airport, Dublin Airport, Great Lakes USA, London City Airport, and Nassau Paradise Island.
More than 160 guests attended the event at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin.
Emirates was voted the best long-haul airline flying east; Red Carnation Hotels won the best international hotel group award; and other big winners included MSC Cruises, Irish Ferries, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Sunway, GoHop.ie, Crystal Ski Holidays, and lowcostholidays.ie.
Travel personality Gerry Benson, publisher and editor of the Travelbiz e-zine, was handed a lifetime achievement award