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25 Mar 2021

Tourism Ireland in Italy hosts virtual ‘Meet Ireland 2021’ event

46 tourism companies from the island of Ireland engage with 100 Italian journalists and travel professionals

Forty-six (46) tourism companies from around the island of Ireland are taking part in Tourism Ireland’s virtual ‘Meet Ireland 2021’ event today (25 March).

‘Meet Ireland 2021’ is an online workshop, organised by Tourism Ireland to allow the tourism companies from Ireland to connect with around 100 Italian travel journalists and travel professionals – via a series of one-to-one, pre-scheduled video appointments. 

The aim is to showcase Ireland to these influential Italian travel trade and journalists, to position us well for when the time is right to welcome Italian, and other international, visitors once again. 

Ornella Gamacchio, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted that around 100 Italian journalists and travel professionals are taking the time to join us, and our partners from the island of Ireland, for our virtual ‘Meet Ireland 2021’ event. The participation of these journalists and travel trade is a strong indication that interest in visiting the island of Ireland remains high here in Italy. 

“Our aim is to keep Ireland front-of-mind with prospective Italian travellers, until such time as they can visit again.”

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.8 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.