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Tourism Ireland And Partners Promote Ireland In Nevada

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland And Partners Promote Ireland In Nevada

Four tourism companies from Ireland have joined Tourism Ireland in Henderson, Nevada, to attend the annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West) this week.


GTM West is a three-day event, involving a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments and networking sessions. The event offers an opportunity for the participating tourism businesses from Ireland to meet, do business with and present to travel advisors from North America - ensuring Ireland is "top of mind" for them when recommending destinations to their clients.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland's head of North America, said, "Our presence at this year's GTM West provides another excellent platform to highlight the many great things to see and do right around Ireland to influential North American travel professionals. Events like this provide a valuable opportunity for Tourism Ireland and our partners to meet, and network with, these travel professionals, helping to secure a greater share of their business for Ireland in 2023 and beyond."

Additional Information

North America remains an extremely important market for tourism to the island of Ireland, according to Tourism Ireland, which added that in 2019, Ireland welcomed 1.98 million visitors from North America, whose visits delivered €1.77 billion for the economy.

Attendees at GTM West included Aine McLoughlin, Aran Island Ferries; Michelle Maguire, Ireland’s Blue Book; Abigail Everett, Tourism Ireland; John Higgins, National Trust - Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site; Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism Ireland; and Niamh O'Neill, O'Donoghue Ring Collection.


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