Eight tourism businesses from Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland in person in Dubai this week for TFest – a luxury travel festival which connects influential luxury travel buyers
with luxury hotels and suppliers.
Pictured are Andrew Moore, Conrad Dublin; Siobhan Byrne Learat, Adams & Butler; Iwona Knapinska, The Doyle Collection; Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland; Tanya Dawson, Luxurious Ireland; Siobhán O’ Sullivan, Mount Juliet Estate; Leigh Heggarty, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort; Gillian Costelloe, By Appointment DMC; and Eoin McGrath, Hastings Hotels, at TFest in Dubai.
The four-day B2B event involves ‘matchmaking’ meetings set up using AI (artificial intelligence), helping to ensure the delegates meet, and connect with, the most appropriate contacts. It also involves networking opportunities with around 200 influential luxury travel buyers from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and is a valuable opportunity to meet, and do business with, influential buyers who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients.
Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnership, said: “TFest in Dubai is an excellent platform to showcase our superb luxury tourism offering. The format of one-to-one, in-person appointments provides a valuable opportunity for Tourism Ireland and our partners to meet, and network with, some of the most influential luxury travel professionals and buyers from all over the world – ensuring Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them when recommending destinations to their clients.”