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02 Oct 2019

French liaison for Ireland

~ Tourism Ireland and partners attend important travel fair in Paris ~

Six Irish tourism companies joined Tourism Ireland at IFTM Top Resa in Paris, this week.
 
IFTM (International French Travel Market) is the largest travel trade exhibition in France attracting more than 34,000 visitors – including influential tour operators and travel agents, as well as business tourism decision-makers and leading French travel journalists.
 
Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, said: “Our presence at this year’s IFTM was another excellent opportunity to spread the word about the many great things to see and do right around the island of Ireland and to encourage French travellers to put the island of Ireland on their holiday ‘wish-list’ for 2020.”
 
In 2018, we welcomed 546,700 French visitors to the island of Ireland.
 
Monica MacLaverty continued: “France is one of the top four markets for tourism to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland is rolling out a busy programme of promotions in France this autumn – aimed at boosting late season travel to Ireland and at positioning us well for 2020.”
 
GĂ©raldine Cazenave-Tapie, Discover the World France and Expedia TAAP; Viktoria Varecza, Tourism Ireland; Patrick J Hartnett, Taste the Island; and Edyta Rutkowska, Expedia TAAP, at IFTM Top Resa in Paris.

Notes To Editors

Companies from Ireland attending IFTM 2019 include:
  • Aer Lingus
  • Brittany Ferries
  • Holiday Ireland Hotels
  • Irish Ferries
  • Joe O’Reilly Ireland Group
  • Kleemann Vacations