A group of leading Arabic journalists visited Kildare earlier this week, on a fact-finding visit. The group, which included journalists from Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia, enjoyed a guided tour of the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens. While they were here, the journalists also took in a spot of ‘retail therapy’ at Kildare Village. Their visit was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland.
Jim Paul, Tourism Ireland’s Head of New & Developing Markets, said: “We are delighted to welcome this group of journalists to Kildare. They have been really impressed by the beautiful scenery in this part of Ireland, the variety of things to see and do and, of course, the friendliness of the people they have met.
“Fact-finding visits like this are extremely important, to help us get positive exposure for Kildare and the island of Ireland through the media overseas. This is an excellent way of promoting the wonderful tourism product of Co Kildare, as the articles these influential journalists will write will be read by thousands of potential holidaymakers.”
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland tel: 01 476 3493/ 087 685 9027
Enjoying a visit to the Irish National Stud in Kildare are (l-r) Aiveen Ryan, Tourism Ireland’s GCC representative and Arabic journalists Ines Abassi, Shahrazad magazine (Tunisia); Rola Ahmed, Al Khaleej newspaper (Jordan); Souha Abbas, Zahrat Al Khaleej magazine (Lebanon); with Frieda O’Connell, Irish National Stud; Jane Stokes, Fáilte Ireland; and driver Ciarán Ganter.