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At Fitur in Madrid were (l-r) Barbara Wood and
Joanne Murphy, both Tourism Ireland;
Mairéad White, The Mourne Lodge, Kilkeel; and
Alex Mehaffy, National Trust – Giant’s Causeway.
Seven Spanish TV crews broadcast from ‘on board’
Titanic at Fitur, including national stations La 1 and
Telecinco, as well as Telemadrid, a Madrid TV station.
Alison McLaughlin, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast; Patricia McCauley,
Belleek Pottery; Seán Farnan, Priory House Restaurant, Benburb;
Mark Stratford, American Airlines; and Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism
Ireland, during Tourism Ireland’s ‘Jump into Ireland’ event in Chicago.
Conor Donnelly, Beech Hill Country House Hotel,
Londonderry; Karen White, National Museums Northern
Ireland; Bernie McClelland, Rayanne House, Holywood;
Virginia Goff, Tourism Ireland; and Conor McClelland,
Rayanne House, at the LA Times Travel Show.
Tanya Cathcart,
Fermanagh Lakeland
Tourism; Karen Lambe,
Dungannon Golf Club;
Mary O’Neill, Ramada
Hotel Portrush; and
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism
Ireland, at the ‘Jump
into Ireland’ event in
Tampa, Florida.
At BIT in Milan were (l-r) Didi Baxter,
Rostrevor Holidays (centre) and
Davide Messina, Tourism Ireland
right), with a visitor to the stand.
Ally Hill, Titanic Belfast, at ITB in
Berlin, the largest travel show in the
world which attracts over 180,000
visitors each year. This year, Tourism
Ireland organised a Titanic-themed
press event during ITB, which was
attended by top German travel writers.
In excess of one million people around Mainland Europe have had the
opportunity this year to find out about the fantastic holiday experience
on offer here. A strong Titanic, Belfast and ni2012 focus featured on
the Tourism Ireland stands at travel fairs like FITUR in Spain,
Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands, CMT and ITB in Germany, MAP
in France and BIT in Italy.
A strong Northern Ireland presence was also mounted earlier this year at a series of sales blitzes in the US and Canada, with events
in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Boston and Toronto; at the PGA Golf Show in Orlando; at the Philadelphia Flower Show,
where the Titanic menu was recreated during cooking demos; and at the LA Times Travel Show, which featured a Northern Ireland
culinary showcase by Conor and Bernie McClelland from Rayanne House in Holywood, Co Down.