Some 12 senior executives from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are visiting the island of Ireland this week. Their visit has been organised by Tourism Ireland in Toronto, in partnership with Indus Travels (group tour operator) and Aer Lingus, as well as Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland.
The aim of the visit is for the executives to get to know Ireland and the many things to see and do on the island, equipping them to then lead ‘once in a lifetime’ vacations to the island, boosting group travel to Ireland from Canada in 2023.
The group’s itinerary is showcasing the island’s history and heritage, as well as the many reasons for Canadian groups to visit in the off-peak season. It includes the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC: the Irish Emigration Museum, Powerscourt Estate and Powerscourt Distillery, Glendalough, the Irish National Stud, Brú na Bóinne, Titanic Belfast, and a walking tour in Armagh.
Statement By Tourism Ireland’s Manager For Canada
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Sandra Moffatt, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Canada, said, “We are delighted to partner with Indus and Aer Lingus to showcase some of our iconic and ‘bucket list’ experiences to this influential group of travel leaders from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. With year-round flights to Dublin from Toronto, we are excited to be welcoming back visitors in every season, and encouraging group travel is a priority for Tourism Ireland. Our aim is that these influential guests will return home more enthused and excited about the island of Ireland than ever – and continue to help us to grow Canadian visitor numbers in 2023.”
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