Fáilte Ireland has officially opened a new tourist information centre on St. Patrick’s Street of Cork. The opening was conducted by the tánaiste and minister for foreign affairs and trade, Simon Coveney, alongside Fáilte Ireland’s CEO, Paul Kelly.
Speaking at the opening, the tánaiste said, “I am delighted to officially open Fáilte Ireland’s new Cork tourist information centre. It is a vote of confidence in the local tourism industry and the importance of tourism to the economy of the region and the city cannot be underestimated. In 2017, Cork welcomed 2.7 million visitors providing an economic boost of €833 million to the region. The opening of the new tourist information centre by Fáilte Ireland allows visitors to interact with local tourism experts and to discover even more of what our city and county has to offer.”
Continued Positive Engagement
Meanwhile, Kelly commented, Paul Kelly, “Cork is one of the most visited destinations in the country, welcoming 18% of our overseas visitors and 12% of domestic visitors. The opening of our new tourism information centre will allow Fáilte Ireland to continue to engage positively with visitors to the city and region. Despite all the ways new technology has changed the travel industry, recent Fáilte Ireland research has found that visitors still turn to people for advice when on holidays with 50% of all international visitors visiting a tourist information centre when in Ireland. Today’s opening will ensure that visitors to Cork continue to be provided with the very best in local knowledge and expertise.”
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