A group of Australian travel agents is visiting Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Australian Pacific Touring (APT). The travel agents all won the opportunity to travel to Ireland to try out the brand new ATP island of Ireland tour.
Their itinerary included visits to the Slieve League Cliffs, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney School of Music and Shankill Castle in Co Kilkenny.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Ireland to this group of top Australian travel agents,” said Sofia Hansson, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Australia. “There is really no substitute for being able to come here and experience what Ireland has to offer at first-hand. Our aim is that when these travel agents return home, they will be better informed and really enthusiastic about the destination, which will in turn help to secure a greater share of their business for the island of Ireland.”
In 2017, Ireland welcomed approximately 208,000 visitors from Australia and New Zealand to its shores, representing an increase of 2% on 2017. Tourism Ireland has an extensive programme of promotions under way again this year, to ensure that success continues.
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