Royal Portrush was highlighted to influential golf and sport journalists, as well as key travel trade and airline representatives in New York, at a luncheon reception organised by Tourism Ireland. Guests were updated by Wilma Erskine, from Royal Portrush, about preparations for The Open in 2019. Pictured are Ann Liguori, WFAN Radio; Wilma Erskine, Royal Portrush Golf Club; Marc Bender, Golfpac Travel; and Ruth Moran, Tourism Ireland, at the Tourism Ireland luncheon event in New York.
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 61,300 jobs.
- In 2016, we welcomed a record 2.1 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of over £543 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted about 19.37 million visitors in 2016.