Tourism Ireland leads sales blitz to the United States

Wednesday, February 08, 2023.
Tourism Ireland leads sales blitz to the United States
Pictured in Dallas on day one of Tourism Ireland’s sales mission are (seated, l-r) Karen Fleming, Ireland’s Blue Book; Brian Fitzgerald, Specialized Travel Services; Ruth Vaughan, The Savoy Collection; Helen Murphy, Jameson Distillery Midleton and Jameson Distillery Bow St.; standing (l-r) Paul McDonagh, Tourism Ireland; Francis Brennan, Park Hotel Kenmare; Colin Hamell, host; Michelle Bartlett, Authentic Vacations; Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism Ireland; Jim Bochneak, Aer Lingus; Keli Washburn, Globus Family of Brands; Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland; Ursula Blackburne, Brendan Vacations; Charlene McCrossan, Martin McCrossan City Tours; Jim Deegan, Railtours Ireland First Class; Ashleigh Davidson, Guinness Storehouse; Dan Dorn, CIE Tours International; Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland; Jason Powell, Causeway Coastal Route, Anna Cahill, Tourism Ireland; Roisin Wallace, Original Irish Hotels; Ghilian Campbell, Visit Armagh; Abigail Everett, Tourism Ireland, Dermot O’Neill, Moloney & Kelly; Peter Gallogly, Kildare Village; Patrice Lavery, Culloden Estate and Spa; and Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland.

‘Best of Ireland’ sales mission visits Dallas, Houston, Denver and Los Angeles

Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 15 tourism companies from Ireland and four American tour operators, is undertaking a sales blitz to the United States this week.

The ‘Best of Ireland’ sales mission will see the companies from Ireland visit key cities in the United States, including Dallas, Houston, Denver and Los Angeles. The busy schedule includes a B2B event in each city, as well as interactive presentations showcasing Ireland – with the participating companies from Ireland promoting and selling their products and services to the American travel agents in attendance.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “This week’s ‘Best of Ireland’ sales mission to Dallas, Houston, Denver and Los Angeles provides an excellent platform to highlight the many things to see and do, and all that is new and exciting, on a vacation in Ireland in 2023. It’s a really good opportunity for our tourism partners from Ireland to inform and influence the travel professionals they meet about what Ireland has to offer and, importantly, to encourage them to include the destination in their future programmes and recommend it to their clients.

“The United States remains an extremely important market for tourism to the island of Ireland. In 2019, we welcomed 1.7 million American visitors, whose visits delivered €1.6 billion for the economy.”

A similar ‘Best of Ireland’ sales mission will take place on the east coast of the United States in April.

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