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Travel Weekly Honors Brian Stack at the 13th Annual Readers Choice Awards

Brian Stack, Managing Director & C.E.O. of CIE Tours International



January 2016 – Brian Stack, the Chief Executive of CIE Tours International, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards gala dinner and ceremony on December 15 at the Conrad New York.


Stack joined Ireland specialist CIE Tours in 1990 as President and was promoted to Managing Director in 2007. In addition to his role at CIE, he is President of the Ireland- U.S. Council for Commerce and Industry and Vice Chairman of the Irish American Cultural Institute; he is a chairman emeritus of the U.S. Tour Operators Association and a past president of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives.


This award pays tribute to individuals whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who have also made significant contributions to the travel industry as a whole.


“Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Travel Weekly was very exciting for me and for CIE Tours. Over the years, I have seen many of our industry leaders receive this award and it is a huge honor to be chosen in 2015 [with Susan Tanzman from Martins Travel],” stated Brian Stack. “We were also excited that CIE Tours was nominated for Best in Tour Operators award and wish to thank the many thousands of travel agents who voted for us.”



About CIE Tours International

For the past 83 years, CIE Tours International has provided travellers with the highest quality vacation experience to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. They have held their reputation in the travel industry by providing customers with value, security, reliability, and of course satisfaction. Tour directors are focused to give passengers the opportunity to learn not only the culture and history of the destinations they are visiting, but also to experience the delights of local food, comfortable transportations, and other amenities to guarantee a first class holiday.


What makes CIE Tours unique in comparison to other tour companies is they truly listen to customers by using their feedback and suggestions to update itineraries as well as improve their selection of tours every year. With the continuous support from travel partners, they have been able to increase their collection of escorted tours from 44 to 52 for 2015. All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company’s €400+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travellers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. This benefit saves couples an average of €400 per week.


CIE Tours International knows what it takes to ensure a great vacation experience. For additional information, contact your travel agent, call 353 1 703 1 888, or visit