Northern Ireland tourism operators – including Causeway Coast and Glens, Visit Armagh and Loganair – joined Tourism Ireland in Glasgow over the weekend, to promote Northern Ireland to Scottish holidaymakers attending the St Patrick’s Festival in the city’s busy Merchant Square.
Amy Riddell, Tourism Ireland’s Scotland Manager said: “St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us, when we take every opportunity to capitalise on the heightened profile of the island of Ireland. Our presence at the St Patrick’s family event in Glasgow provided us with a good opportunity to raise awareness of the many things to see and do in Northern Ireland for Scottish holidaymakers – including iconic experiences like the Causeway Coastal Route, Titanic Belfast, the walled city of Derry and our unique National Trust properties. Tourism Ireland’s message here in Scotland is that Northern Ireland is a superb choice for a holiday or long weekend break in 2018.”
Ghillian Campbell, Visit Armagh; and Linda Duncan, Tourism Ireland, in Glasgow’s Merchant Square.
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 61,300 jobs.
- In 2017, we welcomed approximately 2.26 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £586 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.