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Celebrating 50 Years of Sunway

Sunway Holidays, celebrating 53 years in business, is Ireland's largest Irish owned tour operator with over 70 destinations worldwide including: Summer and Winter Sun, Worldwide, USA & Canada, Cruise, River Cruise, Sunsail, Neilson, Mark Warner Beach Clubs, Club Med, Escorted Tours, Adventure Touring Holidays, Weddings & Honeymoons, Turkey and Lapland.

More importantly we are proud of our 53 year reputation for providing good value quality holidays at the best price. And what is more re-assuring in the current economic climate, Sunway is a fully bonded travel company under license no. 101 & Travel Agent Licence no. T.A. 0731 - so don't take chances with non-bonded companies!

Read about Sunway's 50 years in business:

  • 50 years of Sunway
  • Travel Extra - Sunway's 50 years
  • Sunway - Fab at 50!
  • Sunway's Golden Jubilee

    Sunway Accolades 2015

    Industry Achievement Award – Tanya Airey – ITTN Awards
    Best Specialists Tour Operator – Irish Travel Industry Awards
    Best Specialists Tour Operator – ITTN Awards
    Best Longhaul Tour Operator – ITTN Awards
    Best Agent Friendly Company – ITTN Awards
    Best Longhaul Tour Operator – Irish Travel Industry Awards


    Sunway Accolades 2016

    Best Tour Operator - Travel Media Awards
    Best Sun Holiday Tour Operator ITTN Awards
    Best Long Haul Tour Operator ITNN Awards
    Best Agent Friendly Company ITNN Awards

    What you get when you book with Sunway

    An Irish owned and operated business, unlike many other operators
    53 years of travel experience (we have survived many booms and busts, ash clouds and strikes)
    We create jobs with 60 people in Ireland and a further 50 staff overseas
    We understand what Irish holidaymakers want and deliver it all the time, as our loyal customers show, time and again when they book with Sunway

    Company History

    From a small travel agency in Blackrock, Co Dublin to the country's largest Irish owned tour operator.

    On the 28th April 1966, a dream was made reality when my grandfather Roy Beatty, with a team of four including his daughter (my aunt) Madeline Kilbride commenced trading as Sunway. Over the next 30 years Madeline built the business until her retirement in 1998 when it was my turn to take the reins.

    Since day one, Sunway has grown from strength to strength.

    Today the Sunway Travel Group employs over 110 staff and features over 70 destinations worldwide (more than any other tour operator in Ireland), from some of the finest 5 star hotels in the world to self catering apartments in countries across the Caribbean and Asia to the best resorts in Europe.

    I have a huge passion for travel and strive on listening to people's opinions and looking for new angles to develop the business. I am focused on worldwide trends in travel and leisure and am constantly searching for innovative methods to market the company. I have a policy of never standing still and every year our destinations and properties on offer are reviewed and updated.

    We are proud to be Ireland's leading Irish owned Travel Group and look forward to providing you with a quality Sunway holiday now and in the future.

    Tanya Airey - Managing Director

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