Tourism Ireland brought over 100 tourism buyers from around the world to Northern Ireland for the recent Meet the Buyer workshop in Belfast. During their stay, the buyers had a chance to experience at first-hand the local tourism product in Armagh and Down.
‘Creative Crafts and Glorious Gardens’ was the theme of the tour operators’ itinerary as they enjoyed a tour of Rowallane Gardens in Saintfield as well as Mount Stewart House and Gardens; they also stopped off at Nora Watson Jewellery in Portaferry and visited Ballydougan Pottery and the Orchard County of Armagh.
Their fact-finding visit was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Pictured at Rowallane Gardens are tour operators Laura Brambilla, Italy; Annabella Fitch Hutton, USA; Martin Kilroy, England; Katie Carroll, Tourism Ireland Canada; Genevieve Leloup, France; and Elaine Craig, Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Clair Balmer/Elaine Moore, Tourism Ireland
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