Planning your holiday? Visit our consumer website

29 Sep 2017

French connection for the island of Ireland

Eleven (11) tourism companies from the island of Ireland joined Tourism Ireland at IFTM Top Resa in Paris, this week. 

IFTM (International French Travel Market) is the largest travel trade exhibition in France, attracting more than 30,000 visitors each year – including influential tour operators and travel agents, as well as business tourism decision-makers and leading French travel media. 

Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, said: “Our presence at IFTM is another excellent opportunity to spread the word about the many great things to see and do right around the island of Ireland and to encourage French travellers to put the island of Ireland on their holiday ‘wish-list’ for 2018. 

“France is one of the top four markets for tourism to the island of Ireland and Tourism Ireland is rolling out a busy programme of promotions in France this autumn – aimed at boosting late season travel to the island of Ireland and at positioning us well for 2018.”

  Tourism companies from Ireland at IFTM Top Resa in Paris with Finola O’Mahony (seventh left), Séverine Lecart (sixth right) and Monica MacLaverty (fifth right), all Tourism Ireland, at IFTM Top Resa in Paris.

Notes To Editors


The companies from the island of Ireland attending IFTM 2017 include:

  • Abbey Tours
  • Aer Lingus
  • Holiday Ireland Hotels
  • Irish Ferries
  • Irish Welcome Tours
  • Joe O’Reilly Ireland Group
  • Kleemann Voyages
  • Lough Inagh Lodge
  • NI Food Tours
  • Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery