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Ireland's First Annual Tourism Day To Take Place April 17

By Dave Simpson
Ireland's First Annual Tourism Day To Take Place April 17

Ireland's first annual Tourism Day will take place on Friday April 17.

More than a hundred attractions and venues across Ireland have agreed to take part in Tourism Day and will offer free access to the public on the day. However, tickets must be pre-registered on the website.

Special and unique events will also take place at participating locations, and everything that is planned is free of charge.

Tourism Day is an initiative of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) and is supported by Fáilte Ireland.


The aims of Tourism Day, as listed on its website, include:

  • to encourage more people to visit tourist venues, experiences and attractions in their locality;
  • to underpin the tourism and visitor facilities that Ireland has locally and nationally;
  • to raise the profile of Ireland's tourism industry;
  • to encourage people to try new things to see and do and get into the habit of going more often to attractions and tourist sites in their locality;
  • to generate pride and appreciation for the quality of Ireland's tourism product;
  • and to encourage job seekers and school leavers to consider a career in tourism and hospitality.

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