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07 Oct 2019

22+ million Spaniards to read and hear all about Ireland

~ Top Spanish travel and lifestyle journalists discover Dublin and Wicklow ~

Five leading travel and lifestyle journalists from a number of high-profile Spanish media outlets – including daily and weekly newspapers, as well as radio stations – are visiting Dublin and Wicklow, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
 
The journalists – who have a combined readership of more than 22 million people – will highlight the wide range of things to see and do here to their readers and listeners. Their action-packed itinerary included a guided tour of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St Stephen’s Green, Glendalough and Roe & Co Distillery.
 
Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential Spanish journalists to visit Dublin and Wicklow this week, to experience for themselves some of the many great things to see and do here. They’ve been really impressed by our visitor attractions, wonderful scenery and the friendliness of the people they’ve met.”
 
In 2018, we welcomed 423,000 Spanish visitors to the island of Ireland.
 
Barbara Wood continued: “Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of promotional activity once again in 2019, to continue to grow Spanish visitor numbers – and visits like this are an invaluable part of Tourism Ireland’s overall promotional programme, helping to get positive exposure for Ireland the media in Spain.”
 
Spanish journalists with Pura Gimenez, Tourism Ireland (third left) and tour guide Cecilia Ferrari (centre), at the Powerscourt Distillery.

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 around 325,000 people across the island.
  • In 2018, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+5% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €5.86 billion (+5%).
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.