Thirty-five travel professionals from the Canadian Automobile Association, all specialists in driving holidays, have been visiting Ireland this week with Insight Vacations, a
leading tour operator. They are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The group is pictured with Dorothy Switalska, Insight Vacations (front, second right), at Ashford Castle.
The group is here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the experiences on offer for Canadians wishing to enjoy a driving holiday in Ireland.
The group’s action-packed itinerary included Trinity College, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle and a trip by jaunting car around Killarney National Park. They also visited the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral and Ashford Castle.
Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in Canada, said: “We are delighted to welcome these top-performing travel professionals, selected by Insight Vacations, to Ireland. Familiarisation trips such as this are extremely important, as the travel professionals get to experience our superb tourism offering at first-hand. Our aim is to enthuse them about the destination, so that when they return home to Canada it will be easier for them to advise their clients on planning and booking driving holidays in Ireland.”