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19 Oct 2018

Spanish eyes are smiling!

~ Spanish travel agents discover Northern Ireland ~

A Spanish tour operator, Catai, and some of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Northern Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. 

The visiting group undertook an action-packed fact-finding visit, which included Titanic Belfast and a drive along the Causeway Coastal Route. They also enjoyed a walking tour of Derry’s historic walls and visits to the Guildhall, Museum of Free Derry and the Walled City Brewery. 

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these Spanish travel agents to visit Northern Ireland,” said Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain. “We believe it is extremely important for travel professionals such as these to experience for themselves the high standard of our tourism offering and the many things to see and do here, so they are really enthusiastic about the destination and better equipped to advise their clients on their travel plans.”
  Spanish travel agents enjoy a walking tour on Derry’s historic walls.

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 2.175 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of £566 million. 
  • 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.