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11 November, 2022

Spotlight on Ireland in Las Vegas

Tourism Ireland and partners attend Signature Travel Network Conference in Las Vegas  

Tourism Ireland is promoting the island of Ireland to more than 2,000 US travel professionals who’re attending the Signature Travel Network Conference in Las Vegas this week. Seven tourism companies from Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland at this important event in the annual travel calendar.

The four-day conference brings together leading US travel professionals with a range of destinations and suppliers from around the world. The event involves a trade show, workshops, networking sessions and seminars – and is a valuable opportunity for Tourism Ireland and its partners from Ireland to meet with influential US travel advisors.

Tourism Ireland is hosting one-to-one meetings at the conference’s trade show. Tourism Ireland also held a ‘Best of Ireland’ workshop, highlighting the many great things to see and do around Ireland.

Given that tour operators, travel advisors and online travel agents continue to be an important booking channel for US holidaymakers, a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity involves working closely with the travel trade in the United States.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “Our presence at the Signature Travel Network Conference is another excellent opportunity to meet and engage with influential US travel professionals, ensuring Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them when recommending destinations to their clients for 2023 and beyond. The conference also provides a great platform for our partners to spread the word about the many great things to see and do right around Ireland.”

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.

Francis Brennan, Park Hotel Kenmare; Shane Brett, Ashford Castle; Gillian Griffin, Adare Manor; Deirdre Cullina, The Merrion Hotel; Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland; Dan Dorn, CIE Tours International; Evan Butler, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg; Bonnie Garrett, CIE Tours International; John Healy and Derek Dear, both Moloney & Kelly, at the Signature Travel Network Conference in Las Vegas.

Notes to Editors:

Tourism companies from the island of Ireland joining Tourism Ireland at the Signature Travel Network Conference 2022 include:

  • Adare Manor
  • Brendan Vacations
  • CIE Tours
  • Moloney & Kelly
  • Park Hotel Kenmare
  • The Merrion
  • Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg