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24 May 2018

Ireland ‘in the pink’ in Italy! Tourism Ireland launches new campaign with

Tourism Ireland in Italy has teamed up with, in a new campaign to grow tourism from Italy this summer.

The ten-week campaign includes highly visible ads on bus shelters around Milan – featuring the fun flamingo, which is specially animated to grab the attention of commuters. It also includes online ads and email marketing and is being supported by a Lastminute TV campaign which is under way in Italy right now.

The campaign aims to drive holiday bookings for Ireland, with attractive offers featuring prominently on the Lastminute platforms – and VoloGratis.

Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “2017 was the best year ever for tourism from Italy to Ireland, when we welcomed around 363,300 Italian visitors, up +5.5% on 2016. Tourism Ireland is determined to ensure that success continues and we have an extensive programme of promotions under way in Italy again in 2018. Co-operative campaigns with key partners, like this one with, are an important element of that programme, to boost travel to Ireland in 2018.”

Digital ad in a Milan bus shelter.

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 2017, we welcomed approximately 10.65 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.78 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.

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