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13 May 2022

Ireland ‘meets’ the Middle East

Tourism Ireland and partners attend Arabian Travel Market

Thirteen (13) tourism companies from Ireland travelled to Dubai this week, to join Tourism Ireland at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), in a bid to grow tourist numbers from the UAE in 2022 and beyond.

Tourism Ireland arranged meetings for the tourism operators from Ireland with key UAE travel professionals and also hosted a networking dinner with influential luxury travel buyers based in the UAE.

ATM is the biggest travel trade event in the UAE, attracting more than 20,000 visitors – including leading tour operators, travel agents, business tourism buyers, airlines, travel media and bloggers – and not just from the UAE, but from all over the world.

Aisling McDermott, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Asia and Middle East, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted that 13 tourism companies from Ireland and many key UAE travel professionals took the time to join us at Arabian Travel Market this week. It provided another important platform for Tourism Ireland to showcase and sell Ireland to influential travel professionals in the UAE. Our message for those travel professionals is that Ireland is open for business again and we cannot wait to welcome back their clients.” 
  John Costelloe, The K Club; Ahmed Wahid, Nirvana Travel; Danielle Murrihy, Hayfield Manor; and Aisling McDermott, Tourism Ireland, at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

Notes To Editors

Tourism businesses from Ireland taking part in Arabian Travel Market this week include:

  • Ashford Castle
  • By Appointment DMC
  • Carton House
  • Conrad Dublin
  • Hayfield Manor
  • Kildare Village
  • Luxurious Ireland
  • Office of Public Works
  • Original Irish Hotels
  • Skellig Six18 Distillery
  • Sullivan Golf Travel
  • The K Club
  • Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg

Previous Press Release

10 May 2022

Showcasing Ireland in the Middle East