Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016
Leading British coach and group tour operators have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were here to attend a workshop in Kilkenny, where they met with Irish tourism enterprises to negotiate for their 2017 programmes.
The tour operators also took part in a fact-finding visit around Ireland’s Ancient East, to experience for themselves the high standard and variety of our tourism offering. They’ve been exploring Kildare, Laois, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin during their time here.
Vanessa Markey, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to bring these top British tour operators to Ireland’s Ancient East, to see and experience some of our many visitor attractions and to encourage them to extend the Irish content of their existing programmes, or to include Ireland for the first time in their 2017 programmes.
“We are currently rolling out our busy autumn campaign, targeting millions of potential holidaymakers around Great Britain for city and rural breaks between now and the end of the year, highlighting what makes a holiday here unique and truly memorable.”