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24 Nov 2021

Tourism Ireland leads virtual sales mission in the Netherlands and Belgium

Promoting the island of Ireland to influential Dutch and Belgian travel professionals

Tourism Ireland’s virtual sales mission in the Netherlands and Belgium kicked off this week, with twenty-two (22) tourism businesses from the island of Ireland set to take part over the next two weeks.

The tourism companies from Ireland are engaging in a number of virtual ‘boardroom’ style sessions, to showcase and sell their product or experience to the influential Dutch and Belgian travel professionals. The aim of the sales mission is to highlight the many experiences and attractions on offer here to influential tour operators from the Netherlands and Belgium, to remind them about the many reasons for their clients to choose the island of Ireland as their next holiday destination.

Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Northern Europe, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted that these key Dutch and Belgian tour operators are taking the time to join our sales mission and connect with our partners from Ireland. The participation of these influential travel professionals is a strong indication that interest in visiting the island of Ireland remains high. Our message is that we cannot wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome their clients back for a fantastic holiday experience.”

  (Top l-r) Eef Belckx and Alexandra O’Byrne, both Tourism Ireland; Terry O’Toole, Love Connemara Cottages; Jenny Hanna, The Green Holiday Cottages; (middle l-r) Shane Smyth, Portbeg Holiday Homes; Lauren Van Bever and Toon Teugels, both Galtic; Aoife Fee, Tourism Northern Ireland; (bottom l-r) Martina Canty and Karolette Mulligan, both Fáilte Ireland, during Tourism Ireland’s virtual sales mission in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Notes To Editors

Companies from the island of Ireland taking part in the sales mission virtually include:

  •  A Wild Kitchen Experience 
  •  Atlantic Sea Kayaking
  •  Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
  •  Blessingbourne Country Estate
  •  Brigit’s Garden 
  •  Burren Fine Wine & Food 
  •  Delphi Resort
  •  Erne Water Taxi 
  •  E-Whizz 
  •  Far and Wild 
  • Fuchsia Lane Farm 
  •  Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF)
  •  Killowen Distillery   
  •  Love Connemara Cottages
  •  Mid Ireland Adventure 
  •  Portbeg Holiday Homes
  •  Rock Farm Slane 
  •  Slow Adventure Ireland 
  •  St. Tola Goat Cheese Farm
  •  Strangford Lough Activity Centre
  •  Terra Firma
  • The Green Holiday Cottages