Ms Bowler also set up Budget Travel in 1975
Irish businesswoman Gillian Bowler has died.
She was the former managing director of Budget Travel, as well as chair of Irish Life & Permanent.
Ms Bowler set up the package holiday company in 1975 with her husband, Harry Sydner.
In 2010, she launched a new travel company for the Irish market - clickandgo.com.
It is understood she had been ill for some time.
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday morning.
She is survived by her husband, mother, sister, step-daughter and grandson.