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SOCIETY OF EDITORS
EN ROUTE TO BELFAST
Belfast has been selected to host one of the biggest
annual media gatherings – the annual conference of
the Society of Editors. Tourism Ireland, together with
Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau, NITB and
Hastings Hotels, is supporting the three-day
conference which takes place in November. The
attendees are hugely influential media professionals
who can help publicise the new and vibrant Belfast
and Northern Ireland and highlight the wealth of
things to see and do here.
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GAME ON FOR
BELFAST IN TENERIFE
Tourism Ireland attended this summer’s European Police
and Fireman Games in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
With Belfast set to be the host city for the 2013 World
Police and Fire Games, Tourism Ireland took the
opportunity to highlight Belfast and Northern Ireland to
the 1,300+ participants who travelled to Tenerife from 21
different countries – including Great Britain, France,
Germany, Russia, Brazil and Spain.
Constant Kox,
European Police and
Fireman Games;
Ashleigh Moore,
Belfast Visitor and
Convention Bureau;
Barbara Wood,
Tourism Ireland;
and Robert Thomas,
World Police and
Fire Games, during the European Police and
Fireman Games in Tenerife.
Tourism Minister Arlene
Foster invited Irish
Minister for Transport,
Tourism and Sport,
Leo Varadkar, to her home
town of Enniskillen for
this year’s 12th July.
Minister Foster (second
left) and Minister Varadkar (third left) are pictured with Niall Gibbons, CEO of
Tourism Ireland; Iris Robinson; Brian Ambrose, Chairman of Tourism Ireland;
and First Minister Peter Robinson.
TOURISM MINISTERS
MEET ON 12
th
JULY
TRAVEL TRADE PAY A VISIT
Influential tour operators and travel
agents from around the world have
been invited to come to Northern
Ireland, so they can sell it with
greater authority and enthusiasm on
their return home.
Thirty American travel professionals – representing high-end agencies like Virtuoso, Signature, Ensemble and
American Express – visited Northern Ireland earlier this year. They are pictured crossing the Carrick-a-Rede
Rope Bridge with Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism Ireland (second from front).