20 September 2012
After the successful North American Expo which took place in the South East last week, it was Meath’s turn today to play host to over 20 of the UK’s Inbound top tour operators at a workshop at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co Meath. Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, provided members of the Irish tourism industry with a platform to explore serious business opportunities for the 2013 season.
Fáilte Ireland have also put together tailor-made tours for the travel agents while they are in Ireland to get out and about, to learn at first hand more about Ireland, and really get an authentic taste of what an Irish holiday can offer.
Speaking at the event, Ciara Sugrue, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Trade Engagement said -
“We are delighted to welcome all these key players in the UK Inbound market to the Midlands at this crucial time when they are making their final decisions about what packages to offer their customers during 2013.
These UK agents have the capacity to deliver significant amounts of visitors to Ireland and their presence here is a testimony to our enduring strong appeal as a destination and the variety and attractiveness of the Irish holiday.
These trips provide a great opportunity for overseas operators to experience first-hand the full-on Ireland experience and can play a key role in closing the deal and persuading these agents to choose Ireland, and indeed the Midlands, as a holiday destination for their customers.”
For further information please contact:
Catherine Whelan – Fáilte Ireland
087 6449572/01 8847181