Italian travel professionals say ‘Ciao’ to Offaly

A group of travel professionals working with one of Italy’s leading tour operators, Boscolo Tours, enjoyed a fact-finding visit around Ireland – as guests of Tourism Ireland.


The aim of the visit was to really enthuse the travel agents about our superb tourism offering and to highlight some of our lesser-known attractions and experiences. The busy itinerary included Clonmacnoise followed by lunch in Luker’s Bar in Shannonbridge.

Italian travel professionals say ‘Ciao’ to Offaly

Italian travel agents with Elena Zenzocchi, Tourism Ireland (front, third right); and tour leader Massimiliano Pelli (front, second right), during their visit to Ireland.

Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “We were delighted to invite representatives of Boscolo Tours to visit Co Offaly and Ireland. Their visit was a really good opportunity to showcase our superb tourism offering and to really enthuse the travel agents about selling holidays to Ireland. Seeing is believing – and our aim is that when they return home, they will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their business for Offaly and Ireland in 2020.”

In 2018, we welcomed 384,000 Italian visitors to the island of Ireland.


Niamh Kinsella continued: “Tourism Ireland has been undertaking an extensive and targeted programme of promotional activity in Italy throughout 2019 – to continue to grow Italian visitor numbers and, in particular, to encourage more Italians to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the off-peak season.”


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