Leading travel agents from Dubai visited Glasson over Easter, as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland. Invited here by Tourism Ireland, one of the highlights of their itinerary – designed by Fáilte Ireland – was a visit to Wineport Lodge.
Amanda Burns, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Asia, said: “We were delighted to bring this group of travel agents to Glasson and Ireland. For many, it was their first time here and they were really impressed by our spectacular scenery, the variety and wealth of cultural and heritage experiences on offer and, of course, by the hospitality and friendliness of the people they met. Fact-finding visits like this are extremely important as they help the travel agents to know exactly what we have to offer potential holidaymakers in Dubai; the aim is that when they return home they are familiar with this part of Ireland and the wonderful tourism product on offer here, and are better equipped to advise their clients on future travel plans and holiday bookings.”
Tourism Ireland is working hard to promote the island of Ireland in the Middle East as a premier holiday and business tourism destination.
Leading travel agents from Dubai visited Glasson over Easter, as part of a fact-finding visit to Ireland. The travel agents are pictured at Wineport Lodge with Tarig Musa, Tourism Ireland (fourth from left) and Mick Langan, tour guide (right).
Further media information:
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 087 685 9027
Note to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
• Approximately 6.6 million overseas visitors came to the island of Ireland in 2010, delivering revenue of approximately €3 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.discoverireland.com; there are 42 different websites, providing information in 20 different languages covering every continent. In 2010 discoverireland.com attracted almost 12 million unique visitors.