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21 Jul 2022

Travel agents from the United Arab Emirates explore Ireland

Seven travel agents from the United Arab Emirates are enjoying a fact-finding visit around Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. Specially timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of Etihad Airways’ operations from Abu Dhabi to Ireland, the visit has been organised in conjunction with Etihad, Amadeus and Leading Hotels of the World.

The aim of this week’s visit is to really enthuse the travel agents about our superb tourism offering and to showcase some of our top hotels, attractions and experiences. Their busy itinerary includes The K Club, Kildare Village, a hawk walk at Ashford Castle, falconry at Adare Manor, The Merrion and the Guinness Storehouse. 

Aisling McDermott, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Asia and Middle East, said: “On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Etihad Airways’ operations to Ireland, we are delighted to invite seven top travel agents from the UAE to visit. Seeing is believing – and our aim is that when they return home, they will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their business for Ireland in 2022 and beyond.” Travel agents from the UAE at The K Club with Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland (centre).

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 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.