A leading Belgian tour operator – BT Tours – and some of its top-producing travel agents have been visiting Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The aim of the visit was to showcase some of the many things to see and do in Ireland for Belgian holidaymakers and to really enthuse the travel agents about selling Ireland. Their busy itinerary included the Book of Kells, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Muckross House, the Rock of Cashel and Titanic Experience Cobh.
Danielle Neyts, Tourism Ireland Belgium, said: “We are delighted these travel agents took time out of their busy schedules to come and experience what Ireland has to offer Belgian holidaymakers. Our aim is that when they return home, the travel agents will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their business for Ireland.”
Belgian travel agents at Bunratty Castle, Co Clare.
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 300,000 people across the island.
- In 2017, we welcomed approximately 10.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.6 billion.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.2 million visitors in 2017.