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12 Oct 2021

Targeting luxury travel business for the island of Ireland

~ Tourism Ireland and partners attend TFest in Dubai ~

Eight tourism businesses from the island of Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland in person in Dubai this week for TFest – a luxury travel festival which connects influential luxury travel buyers with luxury hotels and suppliers.

The four-day B2B event involves ‘matchmaking’ meetings set up using AI (artificial intelligence), helping to ensure the delegates meet, and connect with, the most appropriate contacts. It also involves networking opportunities with around 200 influential luxury travel buyers from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and is a valuable opportunity to meet, and do business with, influential buyers who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients.

Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnership, said: “TFest in Dubai is an excellent platform to showcase our superb luxury tourism offering. The format of one-to-one, in-person appointments provides a valuable opportunity for Tourism Ireland and our partners to meet, and network with, some of the most influential luxury travel professionals and buyers from all over the world – ensuring the island of Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them when recommending destinations to their clients.”
  Andrew Moore, Conrad Dublin; Siobhan Byrne Learat, Adams & Butler; Iwona Knapinska, The Doyle Collection; Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland; Tanya Dawson, Luxurious Ireland; Siobhán O’ Sullivan, Mount Juliet Estate; Leigh Heggarty, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort; Gillian Costelloe, By Appointment DMC; and Eoin McGrath, Hastings Hotels, at TFest in Dubai.

Notes To Editors

Companies from the island of Ireland attending TFest this year include:
•    Adams & Butler
•    By Appointment DMC
•    Conrad Dublin
•    Galgorm Resort & Spa
•    Hastings Hotels
•    Luxurious Ireland
•    Mount Juliet Estate
•    The Doyle Collection