More than 360 conferences representing more than 117,000 international delegates worth €162m have been confirmed for Ireland, according to the latest Q3 Business Tou
rism figures announced by Fáilte Ireland. The tourism development authority has already, in the first three quarters of this year, surpassed the amount of business won for the full year in 2017.
The Q3 figures also show strong growth in the regions, with Fáilte Ireland supporting the conversion of a further €31m for locations outside of Dublin through Regional Convention Bureaux in Shannon, Cork, Kerry and Galway.
Fáilte Ireland is looking to drive these numbers even higher over the coming days as its Meet in Ireland team hits Las Vegas for the annual IMEX America event. IMEX is one of the largest worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events which is attended by over 3,200 suppliers and 5,500 meeting planners who organise international meetings, incentives, conferences and events.