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Euro agents in Ancient East

Travel agents, representing top tour operators Eurotours, Sabtours, AG Traveltrend, Cotravel and ThobaReisen from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are in Ireland to learn more about Fáilte Ireland’s major tourism brands the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East
  The tailored visit is hosted and managed by Fáilte Ireland in collaboration with Tourism Ireland to maximse opportunities around the new air routes available through Cork Airport.  Following a welcome reception at the airport, the group enjoyed a walking tour of the City; paid a site visit of the Trident Hotel in Kinsale, visited the Charles Fort, dinner and an overview of Ferhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty ahead of visiting Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel.
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German media in Clare

Six German media have arrived in Ireland to take part in a press trip along our Wild Atlantic Way to enjoy a bespoke itinerary of a selection o
f gardens which will give a major boost in counties Clare, Galway and Limerick. These influential media have a combined circulation of over 1 million and write for a number of national and regional newspapers in Germany.
The journalists are pictured with Brenda King, Fáilte Ireland at Caher Bridge Gardens in Co Clare.  

Tourism Think Tank

 Tourism operators from around Ireland met with the Tourism Ireland team from Mainland Europe, at a networking event in the Osprey Hotel in Naas.


 Danielle Neyts and Aileen Hickey, both Tourism Ireland are pictured with  with Louise McGee, B&B Ireland (centre). 
  At the event, the various tourism operators provided updates and news of interesting developments at their properties and visitor attractions; and Tourism Ireland outlined details of its extensive promotional programme which is under way throughout 2017, to grow tourism from Mainland Europe.
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The latest news from the Joomla!

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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