A group of Spanish journalists arrived in Cork Airport on an Iberia Express flight from Madrid, to find out what Ireland's Ancient East region can offer Spanish visitors when
they arrive at the gateway to the South of Ireland. Hosted by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, the group of online and print media, with a total circulation of over 3.5 million, will experience first-hand why Ireland truly is one of Europe’s ‘must-visit’ destinations.
It is hoped that these summer services from Madrid to Cork will open up lots of opportunities for Spanish tourists to see for themselves what Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. A bespoke itinerary was put together for the travelling media by Fáilte Ireland for the group on things to see and do on this occasion in Ireland’s Ancient East. They will visit Cobh and the Titanic Experience tour and explore Mitchelstown Cave ahead of enjoying the sights and history in counties Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary.
Ciara Sugrue, Head of International Publicity with Fáilte Ireland welcomed the group to Ireland and said:
“Cork Airport is a gateway to the south of Ireland and we plan on showcasing the stunning the rich heritage of Irelands Ancient East to these influential Spanish media. New routes into Cork Airport - such as the Iberia Express service - provide visitors with an opportunity to arrive directly to experience the strong choices offered in the region. Regional Airports are key to opening up improved access throughout the country whilst sustaining and distributing economic gain to the regions.”