Gary Dunleavy, Tourism Ireland, was guest speaker at the Visit Derry member engagement meeting which took place this week at St Columb’s Park House, Londonderry. The event was well attended by Visit Derry members from a range of sectors, including accommodation, retail, visitor attractions and art venues.
Gary took the opportunity to outline the role of Tourism Ireland – promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas – and the numerous marketing opportunities available to local tourism businesses to be part of Tourism Ireland’s promotions overseas.
Gary Dunleavy, Tourism Ireland; Helen Henderson, St Columb’s Park House; Richard O'Rawe, Chairman, Visit Derry; Maria McDermott, Visit Derry; Odhran Dunne, Visit Derry; Seanna Gillespie, White Horse Hotel, Campsie; and Iain Barr, Waterside Theatre.
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 5.2% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 43,000 jobs.
- In 2014, we welcomed almost 1.8 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £446 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.Ireland.com, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world. In 2014, Ireland.com attracted about 14.25 million visitors.