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Twenty-two leading UK inbound tour operators visited Mayo and the west of Ireland last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland. These tour operators are all based in Britain and are responsible for putting in place arrangements for visitors from long-haul markets. The aim of their five-day visit to Ireland last week was to help grow Mayo’s share of the huge, worldwide, tourism market – with a particular focus on increasing business from new and emerging markets, like India, China, and Russia.
Sally O’Brien of Aran Island Ferries – together with other leading tourism representatives from around the island of Ireland hit the road in Australia recently, joining Tourism Ireland for a week-long sales blitz to promote Ireland as a top holiday destination. Playing on the huge popularity of talent competitions right now, the theme of this year’s trade mission was “Ireland’s Got Talent”, with 15 of Ireland’s leading tourism operators joining Tourism Ireland ‘Down Under’. Their busy schedule saw them meet with hundreds of Aussie and New Zealander travel agents, tour operators and carriers, as well as influential media contacts in the cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
Helen Finnegan of Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese in Stoneyford and Mag Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm, in Kilkenny together with other members of Good Food Ireland, were on hand to showcase the very best of food from around the island of Ireland, at the recent Flavours of Ireland 2010 event in London, organised by Tourism Ireland.
As the boom of the races fades for another year, a group of leading journalists from India were in Galway this week, invited by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, to come and sample the delights of the west.