Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD joined Tourism Ireland and some 70 tourism businesses from across the island of Ireland at World Travel Market
(WTM) in London yesterday. WTM heralds the beginning of Ireland’s international promotional drive for the 2019 season.
During the three-day travel fair, the Irish companies will engage in thousands of meetings with British and international tour operators – to negotiate and exchange vital contracts for 2019. Organisers estimate that £3.1 billion’s (about €3.5 billion’s) worth of business was done at last year’s WTM. Ireland’s strong presence at World Travel Market is particularly important this year, in the context of Brexit and its implications for Irish tourism, in 2019 and beyond.