Irish Whiskey Distilleries to attract 158,000 visitors across Ireland’s Midlands and East

THE Irish Whiskey Association’s Midlands/East Regional Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy was launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan on Monday evening [15th MAY] at the Tullamore D.E.W. Old Bonded Warehouse.   Minister O’Donovan said, “I am very pleased on behalf of the Government to launch the Midlands/East Regional Irish Whiskey Association […]

Italian travel agents find Offaly ‘eccellente’!

Representatives from one of Italy’s biggest tour operators, Francorosso, together with 15 of its top-producing travel agents, are visiting Ireland this week. They are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group is on a fact-finding visit, to experience at first-hand what Ireland has to offer Italian holidaymakers. The aim of their […]

German and Swiss travellers will read all about Offaly and cruising on the Shannon

Nine leading journalists from Germany and Switzerland have been visiting Offaly and enjoyed a cruise on the River Shannon, as guests of Tourism Ireland and German cruising tour operator, Le Boat.   Representing various print and online publications, with a combined audience of hundreds of thousands of readers – or potential German and Swiss holidaymakers […]

1.7+ million people in India to read about Offaly

More than 1.7 million people in India will be reading all about Offaly and Ireland later this year – following the visit of five leading journalists from India last week.   Invited here by Tourism Ireland, the group of journalists was from a variety of travel, lifestyle and fashion publications (including the Indian version of […]

Local Tourism Businesses Promote Offaly to International Visitors via New ‘Gathering’ App

Five tourism businesses from Co Offaly are being promoted to international visitors on a brand new app for iPhones and android devices. The app, called ‘Gathering Gestures’, has been created by Tourism Ireland specifically for The Gathering Ireland 2013 and offers a wide variety of ‘gestures’ to ensure our international visitors get more from their […]

Offaly Says ‘Hola’ to Spanish Travel Agents

Leading travel agents from Spain enjoyed a visit to Co Offaly recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Spanish tour operator Travelplan. They were here to check out some of the many things to see and do in this part of Ireland and to find out what’s in store for Spanish holidaymakers during this special […]

Influential UK Tour Operators Pay a Visit to Co Offaly

A group of leading UK-based tour operators paid a visit to Co Offaly last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group included representatives of major travel companies which are responsible for putting in place the arrangements for visitors to GB and the island of Ireland from all over the world.   […]

Millions of Chinese to read about Birr Castle

A group of top journalists from China – including Chen Ting, one of the most popular travel bloggers in China, and a representative of SINA Corporation, the largest online media company in China – visited Co Tipperary last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Bord Bia. The journalists were here to experience at first-hand […]

Top American Travel Agents Check Out Co Offaly

A group of top travel agents from across the US visited Co Offaly last weekend, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with American Airlines and Aer Lingus.   The agents – all representatives of top-producing American travel companies like Ensemble, Virtuoso, Signature Vacations and American Express – were here on a […]

Birr is ‘Write On’ for Chinese Journalists

A group of influential journalists from China – including representatives of the Beijing Times, Radio Beijing and the Shanghai Morning Post – visited Birr Castle and enjoyed a tour of the Science Centre last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Emirates.   The journalists were here to experience at first-hand some of the many […]

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