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23 Oct 2017

Spotlight on Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland in New York

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, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted about 19.37 million visitors in 2016.