New Zealand Travel Agents Visit Offaly

A group of travel agents from New Zealand has been enjoying an action-packed visit around Offaly and Ireland this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Qatar Airways. The aim of the visit was to showcase some of the many experiences on offer here for New Zealanders, so that when they return home, […]

Belgian Travel Agents Wowed By Offaly

Twenty Belgian travel agents have been exploring Co Offaly and Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Gallia, a leading Belgian tour operator.   The travel agents were here to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do in Offaly and Ireland for Belgian holidaymakers. One of the highlights of their time […]

Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

Offaly Tourism Operator Joins Tourism Ireland At World’s Largest Travel Fair In Berlin

The largest travel trade fair in the world, ITB in Berlin, took place last week. Eighteen (18) Irish and German tourism companies – including Silverline Cruisers (based in Banagher) – joined Tourism Ireland at the fair, in a bid to grow Ireland’s share of the German travel market, one of the largest outbound travel markets […]

Birr Wows American Travel Professionals

Representatives of Pleasant Holidays – one of the largest tour operators in the United States – together with five of its top-selling travel agents, have been visiting Co Offaly and Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   Pleasant Holidays launched Ireland as a new destination in January of this year, […]

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 […]

Ireland Breaks The 1 Million Visitor Milestone In First Two Months Of 2016 For The First Time Ever

Welcoming figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland between December 2015 and February 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures represent a very positive start to 2016 – confirming that, for the first time ever, we welcomed more than 1 million visitors in the first two months of […]

Offaly delegation visits Tourism Ireland in New York

Representatives of Offaly County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland in New York this week. They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme for 2016, which is in full swing right now.   Tourism Ireland aims to build on the success […]

Tourism Ireland announces Global Greening lineup for St Patrick’s Day 2016

Tourism Ireland has announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Nelson’s Column in London will go green this year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, as part of the organisation’s seventh annual Global Greening initiative. New ‘greenings’ […]

Tourism Ireland looks back on a record year for Irish tourism

2015 has been the best year ever for overseas tourism to Ireland, with about 7.9 million visitors (+11% over 2014) contributing more than €4.2 billion (+16%) in revenue to the economy. Growth has come from all markets, with theUnited States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia all turning in record performances once again this year. […]

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