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02 Oct 2017

Influential Italian travel editor leads readers’ tours to Ireland

The travel editor of Il Giornale, a major daily Italian newspaper, is leading three readers’ tour to Ireland this autumn. Travel editor Stefano Passaquindic is a great supporter of Ireland and some 100 of his readers visited Dublin on the first of the tours – taking in places like the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the Irish Whiskey Museum, Malahide Castle and Howth village. In total, over 300 Italian readers will travel here on these readers’ tours over the coming weeks. 

Stefano Passaquindic is a highly regarded figure in Italian media circles and the current president of GIST (Gruppo Italiano Stampa Turistica), an association of more than 250 Italian travel journalists. He has written extensively about the many things to see and do right around the island of Ireland for Italian holidaymakers.
  Il Giornale readers with Angelo Allegri, chief editor of Il Giornale (fourth, left); and Stefano Passaquindici, travel editor (sixth left), at Malahide Castle.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 281,000 people across the island.
  • In 2016, we welcomed approximately 10.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.3 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted 19.37 million visitors in 2016.