A group of French travel professionals, including representatives of online travel agencies and traditional tour operators, all of whom specialise in luxury travel, is visiting Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Culture & Heritage Tours Ireland.
"An Excellent Opportunity"
Tourism Ireland’s manager southern Europe, Monica MacLaverty, stated, "We were delighted to invite these influential French travel professionals to Ireland this week. Their visit was an excellent opportunity to showcase our superb luxury tourism offering. Our aim is that when they return home, they will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their luxury travel business for Ireland.
"2018 was the best year ever for tourism from France to Ireland, when we welcomed about 564,800 French arrivals. For 2019, we are rolling out an extensive programme of promotional activity in France to build on that success and, in particular, to encourage more French holiday-makers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions during the shoulder and off-season months."
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