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01 Feb 2022

Showcasing the island of Ireland at Britain & Ireland Marketplace

Tourism Ireland and partners attend Britain & Ireland Marketplace

Forty-seven (47) tourism enterprises from around the island of Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland, both in person and virtually, at Britain & Ireland Marketplace (BIM). The in-person event took place last week and the virtual event is taking place today (1 February).

BIM is an annual B2B workshop, organised by the European Tourism Association (ETOA) to showcase Britain and the island of Ireland. This year’s event will be attended by tour operators and travel buyers from around the world. It involves a series of pre-scheduled, one-to-one appointments – with the companies from Ireland meeting, and doing business with, the international travel buyers in attendance.
David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Asia, Middle East and UK Inbound, said: “We are really pleased to take part in BIM again this year. The format of the in-person and virtual one-to-one appointments provides a great opportunity for our partners to showcase the island of Ireland to the important international travel buyers. Our message for those buyers – and that of our industry partners – is very simple: the island of Ireland is open for business again and we cannot wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome back visitors from around the world.”
  Boyce, Tourism Ireland (standing, left); Terry Kelly, Killeavy Castle Estate (seated, left); meeting with representatives of G2 Travel, at Britain & Ireland Marketplace in London.

Notes To Editors

Tourism companies attending Britain & Ireland Marketplace 2022 include:

  • Abbey Theatre
  • Aran Island Ferries
  • Castleknock Hotel
  • Choice Hotel Group
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Clann Hospitality
  • Cronin’s Coaches
  • Culture & Heritage Tours Ireland
  • Dalata Hotel Group
  • Doolin Ferries
  • Dublin Bus
  • EI Travel Group
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Fota Island Resort
  • Frazer Ferries Group
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Heritage Ireland
  • Historic Royal Palaces – Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express Derry-Londonderry
  • Ireland's Blue Book
  • Irish Coaches
  • Irish Rugby Tours / Irish Sporting Tours
  • J&K Coaches Ltd
  • Joe O Reilly Ireland DMC
  • Killary Fjord Boat Tours
  • Killeavy Castle Estate
  • Mid & East Antrim – Shaped by Sea and Stone
  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Original Irish Hotels
  • Pearse Lyons Distillery
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Select Hotels of Ireland
  • Staycity Aparthotels
  • Stena Line
  • The Gleneagle Group
  • The iNua Collection
  • The Lake Hotel
  • Tifco Hotel Group
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Titanic Distillers
  • Trigon Hotels
  • Trinity Hotel Groups
  • Visit Armagh
  • Visit Belfast
  • Visit Derry
  • Visit Mourne
  • White's Tours & Hotels