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Northern Ireland Showcased To Indian Tour Operators

By Dave Simpson
Northern Ireland Showcased To Indian Tour Operators

Seven top tour operators from India have been partaking in a tour around Northern Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI.

Their itinerary included the walled city of Derry, where they took a walking tour which took in the Guildhall and the Peace Bridge, as well as Ballyscullion Park. The group also spent time in Belfast, embarked on a drive along the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping at Glenarm, the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery and the Giant’s Causeway, and had a wonderful night of great food, traditional Irish music and dancing in Corick House Hotel & Spa of Clogher, Co. Tyrone.

"Familiarisation Trips"

David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Asia, Middle East and UK Inbound, said, “We were delighted to invite these tour operators to come and experience some of the many things to see and do in Northern Ireland. Familiarisation trips such as this are an important element of our work with the travel trade in emerging tourism markets – as the tour operators get to experience at first-hand our superb tourism offering. Our aim is to really enthuse them about Northern Ireland, so that when they return home they will be even better informed to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays.”

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