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04 Dec 2019

Targeting luxury travel business for the island of Ireland

~ Tourism Ireland and partners attend International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes ~

Twenty-four (24) tourism businesses from the island of Ireland joined Tourism Ireland in Cannes this week, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM).
ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more than 1,800 influential travel agents and decision-makers who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients, from 80 different countries. Luxury travel editors and journalists from around 200 international publications are also attending.
ILTM is a four-day event which takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes – involving a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments and networking sessions and an excellent opportunity for the tourism businesses from Ireland to meet, and do business with, the influential travel agents and media.
Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnership, said: “Our participation at this year’s ILTM in Cannes is an excellent platform to showcase the superb luxury tourism offering around the island of Ireland – from our boutique hotels, castles and luxury resorts, to our rich culture and heritage, and not forgetting our world-class golf, our superb culinary scene, including ‘Taste the Island’.
“The format of one-to-one appointments provides an excellent opportunity for our partners from Ireland to network and do business with new and established luxury travel buyers from around the world – ensuring the island of Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them in 2020 when recommending destinations to their clients.”
Tourism Ireland is highlighting a number of key themes at ILTM – including the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Northern Ireland – Embrace a Giant Spirit, Belfast and Dublin, as well as our wonderful food and drink experiences and ‘Taste the Island’.  
Tourism businesses from the island of Ireland with Joyce McElroy (front, centre), Geraldine Egan (front, third left) and Hillarie McGuinness (front, fourth left), all Tourism Ireland, at ILTM in Cannes.

Notes To Editors

Companies from the island of Ireland at ILTM this year included:

  • Adams & Butler
  • Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa
  • Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
  • Crafted Ireland
  • Culloden Estate and Spa
  • Dromoland Castle
  • The Dylan Hotel Dublin
  • The Fitzwilliam Hotels Dublin and Belfast
  • Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
  • Hayfield Manor
  • Ireland's Blue Book
  • Kildare Village
  • Killarney Hotels
  • Lough Eske Castle
  • Luxurious Ireland
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • The Merrion Hotel Dublin
  • Mount Juliet Estate
  • Original Irish Hotels
  • Paula Ward's Ireland
  • Secret Ireland Escapes
  • Sheen Falls Lodge
  • The K Club
  • Killarney Park Hotel