French Connection 

Fourteen Irish tourism companies are joining Tourism Ireland at IFTM Top Resa in Paris this week.

The companies are pictured with HE Niall Burgess, Ambassador of Ireland to France (front, left) and Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland (front, right).
 IFTM (International French Travel Market) is the largest travel trade exhibition in France, attracting more than 34,000 visitors – including influential tour operators and travel agents, as well as business tourism decision-makers and leading French travel journalists. The three-day event provides a valuable opportunity for the participating companies from Ireland to meet, and do business with, key players in the French travel trade.

Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, said: “Our presence at IFTM provides a valuable opportunity for our partners from the island of Ireland to showcase their product and connect with leading French travel trade contacts, to negotiate inclusion in their 2023 programmes.
“France is one of the top four markets for tourism to the island of Ireland, and Tourism Ireland is rolling out a busy programme of promotions in France this autumn aimed at boosting late season travel and positioning us well for 2023.”