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Kells looks at Kilkenny

A group of tourism trade representatives from Kells in Co Meath have completed a fact finding visit to Kilkenny  to learn more about Ireland’s Medieval Mile and how it has 

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developed to bring more visitors to the city. 
  The group from Kells and District Tourism Network, were supported by Fáilte Ireland and Kilkenny County Council and visited attractions including the newly opened Medieval Museum, St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Smithwicks Experience.  
 
 The group were welcome by Brian Tyrrell of Kilkenny County Council who gave a presentation on the development of the Medieval Mile and tourism in the wider county of Kilkenny. He outlined the story it tells through interpretation at visitor attractions, the services and experiences they offer visitors and the impact on the City. Sarah Fitzpatrick from Fáilte Ireland outlined how the Kilkenny Brand fits in to and supports the Ireland’s Ancient East proposition.
 
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French media on tour

 Seven top travel and lifestyle journalists from France have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Representing 14 different online and print publications, with a combined readership of more than 1.2 million, the journalists travelled from Roscoff to Cork with Brittany Ferries and then onwards to Kilkenny and Waterford.
Pictured are Susan Mosse (front, centre) welcomes French journalists and Brittany Ferries representatives to Kilfane Glen and Waterfall in 
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Thomastown; also pictured is Anne Zemmour, Tourism Ireland (back, centre).
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Ireland campaign in Oz

 Tourism Ireland in Australia has teamed up with AWOL, a popular mobile-first travel publication which targets Millennials – highlighting the island of Ireland as a vibrant, 
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‘must visit’ destination to hundreds of thousands of Australian ‘social energisers’.
 The month-long campaign include two articles on AWOL, highlighting our driving routes – including the Wild Atlantic Way, Causeway Coastal Route and Ireland’s Ancient East – as well as some of our top experiences. The articles will be promoted via AWOL’s social channels, email marketing to the AWOL database and through digital ads across the AWOL site, driving potential visitors to the ‘social energiser’ pages of Ireland.com. 
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A delegation of 35 Irish tourism businesses travelled to Paris to take part in a brand new, B2B tourism event for 2015, Irlande à Paris.

The group is pictured with Caroline Phelan, Tourism Ireland (back, fifth right), and Game of Thrones characters (right), outside the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, where the new B2B tourism event, Irlande à Paris, took place.

Organised by Tourism Ireland, Irlande à Paris took place in the Irish Cultural Centre and involved two simultaneous workshops and networking events – one targeting group tour operators and travel agents, the other business tourism and MICE (meetings, incentive, conferences and events) buyers. It provided the Irish delegation with the opportunity to meet and do business with more than 250 carefully selected French travel professionals – including leading business tourism buyers, group tour operators and travel agents.

  

Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s head of southern Europe, said: “2014 was a record year for French visitors to Ireland and Tourism Ireland in France is undertaking an extensive programme of promotional activity throughout 2015 – to keep the momentum going and build on that growth. We were delighted that so many influential French travel professionals took the time to come and meet our industry partners at our new event, Irlande à Paris – demonstrating their keen interest in programming the island of Ireland in 2015 and beyond.”

 

 

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