Patricia Purdue is a travel and tourism marketing consultant in Ireland who specializes in travel to New England. With more than 35 years of experience, Patricia has developed an extensive industry network both in New England and in Ireland to help facilitate and promote tourism. She also brings a unique and personal perspective having worked and lived in the New England area for several years.
Patricia started her travel and tourism career working in Boston at the Saunders Hotel Group in the late 1980’s. Upon returning to Ireland, Patricia established her travel consulting business, Tara Travel Services (TTS) and continued working with the Saunders Group. She also represented the Massachusetts Port Authority in Ireland working with their International Marketing Division.
Patricia currently represents Discover New England (DNE) and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Transport (MOTT) in Ireland. She has an active role in Visit USA Ireland where she has served as Chairperson on numerous occasions and currently sits on the Executive Board and serves as Treasurer.
Patricia is recognized across the Irish travel industry as a New England expert. Her reputation has been established over the years having worked on numerous projects with the airlines, tour operators, media and trade on promoting travel to New England and Massachusetts. Patricia has built an extensive network of travel industry relationships and is well known and respected throughout the industry.