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Northern Ireland Showcased To International Tour Operators

By Dave Simpson
Northern Ireland Showcased To International Tour Operators

International tour operators have been exploring Northern Ireland and its Game of Thrones filming locations as part of a fact-finding trip organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Tourism NI.

The operators were invited to Northern Ireland to participate in the annual Meet the Buyer workshop in ICC Belfast, after which they partook in a Game of Thrones-themed tour.

"A Strong Indication" Of "High" Interest In Northern Ireland

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons commented, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to bring 147 top international tourism buyers – including 39 buyers who are here for the first time – to Northern Ireland for Meet the Buyer 2019, which provides such an important opportunity for our local tourism partners. The high attendance of these buyers from around the world is a strong indication that interest in visiting Northern Ireland remains high and that it can, and is, competing with the best destinations in the world."

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