Royal Portrush ‘Open’ for Business for Swiss Golf Operators

23 Apr 2012

A mother and daughter team from one of Switzerland’s top tour operators, Golf Sport Team, visited Royal Portrush last week as part of a fact-finding trip to the North Coast. 

Flown in by Tourism Ireland to participate in the annual Meet the Buyer workshop, which took place in the newly-opened Titanic Belfast, Barbara and Brigitte Albisetti then travelled along the Causeway Coastal Route to the Giant’s Causeway where they had a ‘sneak peek’ of the new visitor centre due to open at the start of the summer. The pair also visited Londonderry where they walked across the Peace Bridge, toured St Columb’s Cathedral and had a tour of Derry’s city walls.

The visit was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Mother and daughter team from Swiss golf tour operator GST, Barbara and Brigitte Albisetti, on the 18th green of the Dunluce links at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Co Antrim.


Further media information:
Elaine Moore/Clair Balmer Tourism Ireland
Tel: 028 7035 9260   Mob:  07766 527719

Notes to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is responsible for in excess of 4.9% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 40,000 jobs.
• In 2011, 1.5 million overseas visitors came to Northern Ireland (+4% on 2010), delivering revenue of £368 million.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is; there are 42 different websites, providing information in 14 different languages covering every continent. In 2011, attracted almost 12 million unique visitors.


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