Tourism Ireland meets with Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism Partnership ~
Simon Gregory, Tourism Ireland’s director of markets, attended the AGM of the Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism Partnership this week, in the Magherabuoy House Hotel in Portrush. Simon took the opportunity to outline the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland has undertaken throughout 2014 to highlight the Causeway Coast and Northern Ireland around the world, as well as the various opportunities available to local tourism businesses to be part of Tourism Ireland’s promotions overseas.
Speaking after the meeting, Simon Gregory said: “I am delighted to be in Portrush today and to have the chance to meet with representatives of the tourism industry here. As well as discussing how Tourism Ireland promotes the Causeway Coast around the world, we also looked at the many opportunities available to local tourism companies to promote their business with us in key overseas markets. Several members of the local tourism industry have joined us for promotions around the world during 2014 – in markets like India, China, Australia and North America. We look forward to even more partners helping us to ‘close the sale’ for Northern Ireland in 2015, as we continue to highlight the Causeway Coast and Northern Ireland as a ‘must see’ destination.”
Simon Gregory, Tourism Ireland (front, left) with Diane Poole OBE, chair of the Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism Partnership; Councillor Yvonne Boyle, deputy mayor of Coleraine; Don Wilmont, Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism Partnership; and some of the members of the Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism Partnership who attended the AGM.
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 2013, an estimated 1.7 million overseas visitors visited Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately £474 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is ireland.com, which is available in ten different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.