Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe TD met the board members of Tourism Ireland at their October board meeting in Dublin last week. They discussed the tourism year to date and the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland has been undertaking around the world this year.
Picture shows Minister Paschal Donohoe (front, centre), with Brian Ambrose, chairman of Tourism Ireland (front, second left), Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland (front, second right), and Tourism Ireland board members.
Speaking after the board meeting, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said:
“We were delighted that Minister Donohoe was able to join us for our October board meeting. It afforded us the opportunity to discuss the busy programme of promotions which Tourism Ireland has been undertaking around the world this year, to continue to grow overseas visitor numbers to Ireland. I am pleased to report that we have seen growth in visitor numbers from all of our market areas around the world this year. In fact, the most recent CSO figures indicate that we are heading for a record year for Irish tourism in 2015. Our priority markets are Great Britain, the United States, Germany and France, but promotions are also under way in 18 other markets across the world – including Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Australia and New Zealand, as well as new and emerging markets like China and India.”