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    Trade support

    We provide practical and financial support for DMC’s attracting international business tourists to Ireland. This also includes financial and practical supports for site inspections and familiarisation trips. 

    The financial supports are available to all DMCs to assist towards the ground costs while they host groups or individuals who have come into Ireland for a site inspection to visit hotels and other venues that they are considering for their conference or meeting.

    To find out more about these supports and to complete our online application, please download an application form pdf, 244kb].

    Each year we organise up to eight Familiarisation trips with meeting planners from both association and corporate and incentive from our key markets in France, Germany, Belgium and US arrange between four and eight Familiarisation trips to Ireland.

    A Request for Proposal (RFP) will subsequently issue to three DMCs who are on the appropriate Market List. RFPs are issued on a rotational basis, thus giving all DMCs an opportunity to submit a proposal.

    Applications for support must be completed and returned to Rosin Gaffney, Fáilte Ireland Meetings and Incentives/Trade Liaison.

    For more information, read the application guidelines before downloading the application form.

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