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May

20 May 2022

The island of Ireland says ‘Hola’ in Spain!

The island of Ireland was promoted to more than 50 top Spanish tour operators, travel agents and airline representatives, as well as to influential travel journalists – at Tourism Ireland’s ‘Una Velada Irlandesa’ (meaning ‘An Irish Evening’) events in Madrid and Barcelona this week.

Eight (8) tourism companies from Ireland took part in the ‘Una Velada Irlandesa’ events, promoting and selling their products and services to the Spanish travel professionals in attendance. The events also provided an opportunity to highlight what’s new and exciting around the island of Ireland to the Spanish travel journalists in attendance. Tourism Ireland’s message was that Ireland is open for business again and we cannot wait to welcome back Spanish visitors.

Siobhan McManamy, Acting Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We’re really pleased that so many key Spanish travel professionals and journalists took the time to come and meet with our partners from the island of Ireland in Madrid and Barcelona this week. Our ‘Una Velada Irlandesa’ events provided a really valuable opportunity for our partners to showcase their product and connect with the influential Spanish travel professionals. The aim was to highlight the many things to see and do, and all that is new and exciting, on a holiday on the island of Ireland in 2022.”
  Tourism companies from the island of Ireland taking part in Tourism Ireland’s ‘Una Velada Irlandesa’ event in Madrid with Siobhan McManamy, Acting Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland (front, centre left); HE Frank Smyth, Irish Ambassador to Spain (front, centre); and Susan Bolger, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain (front, centre right).

Notes To Editors

Tourism businesses from the island of Ireland taking part in Tourism Ireland’s ‘Una Velada Irlandesa’ events this week include:

  • A Touch of Ireland 
  • Abbey Ireland & UK 
  • Belfast Traditional Music Trail 
  • BWH Hotel Group 
  • EI travel Group 
  • Irlanda en Español
  • Taste and Tour NI
  • The Shed Distillery