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4 November, 2022

Showcasing the island of Ireland’s superb luxury tourism offering in California

Tourism Ireland hosts first ever US Luxury Summit

Fourteen (14) tourism companies from the island of Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland in the United States for its first ever Luxury Summit, which takes place in southern California this week – visiting Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach and San Diego.

The four-day luxury sales summit will involve a programme of networking events – offering an excellent opportunity for the tourism companies from Ireland to meet, and do business with, leading buyers and decision-makers who specialise in high-end luxury travel from the United States. The aim is to ensure that the island of Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for the buyers when they’re recommending destinations to their clients.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “Our inaugural US Luxury Summit in southern California this week is an excellent platform for Tourism Ireland and our partners to highlight the superb luxury tourism offering available right around the island of Ireland – from our boutique hotels, castles and luxury resorts to our rich culture and heritage, and not forgetting our world-class golf and superb culinary scene.

“The luxury sales summit offers a really good opportunity to increase awareness of the island of Ireland among the influential luxury travel buyers based in this part of the United States and to secure a greater share of their valuable business for 2023 and beyond.”

The United States remains an extremely important market for tourism to the island of Ireland. In 2019, we welcomed 1.7 million American visitors, whose visits delivered €1.6 billion for the economy.

Tourism Ireland and tourism companies from the island of Ireland in Beverly Hills on day one of Tourism Ireland’s Luxury Summit.

Notes to Editors:

Tourism companies joining Tourism Ireland’s US Luxury Summit include:

  • Adams & Butler 
  • Ashford Castle & The Lodge at Ashford Castle
  • By Appointment DMC 
  • Cashel Palace Hotel 
  • Crafted Ireland 
  • Culloden Estate and Spa 
  • Dromoland Castle 
  • Gather Ireland
  • Lough Eske Castle 
  • Moloney & Kelly 
  • National Trust – Giant’s Causeway
  • Park Hotel Kenmare 
  • Powerscourt Distillery
  • The Merrion