Nineteen top-producing Canadian travel agents – from British Columbia, Alberta, Québec, Nova Scotia and Ontario – are travelling around the island of Ireland this week, as
guests of Tourism Ireland, Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland.
The Canadian travel agents are pictured with Sandra Moffatt, Tourism Ireland (front, right) during a guided stroll on Strandhill Beach.
They are here to attend a B2B workshop in the Johnstown Estate in Enfield and a networking event in the Beech Hill Country House Hotel in Londonderry – organised by Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI – meeting and doing business for 2020 with local tourism providers.
During their time here, they’re also taking part in an extensive fact-finding visit – to inform and enthuse them about some of the many great things to see and do here for their clients. Their itinerary is focusing on our ancient history and culinary offering, as well as opportunities to drive business in the off-season months. They’re visiting some of our top visitor attractions – including Titanic Belfast, The Gobbins Cliff Path, Donegal Castle, Yeats’ Grave and Knowth.
Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential Canadian travel professionals to visit the island of Ireland, to see and experience some of the many great things to see and do here and to encourage them to extend the Ireland content of their existing programmes and itineraries, or to include the island of Ireland for the first time in their 2020 programmes.”
In 2018, we welcomed 244,000 Canadian visitors to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland is rolling out an extensive programme of promotions again throughout 2019, to continue to grow Canadian visitor numbers.