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Tourism Ireland Hosts Trade Workshop In Amsterdam

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland Hosts Trade Workshop In Amsterdam

Leading Dutch tour operators, travel agents and online travel agents attended Tourism Ireland’s annual trade workshop in Amsterdam last week. Fifteen Irish tourism companies, including hotels, visitor attractions and activity providers, took part in the workshop, meeting and conducting business for 2019. Irish Ambassador to the Netherlands Kevin Kelly was in attendance to welcome the guests.

An Important Tourism Market

Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s manager in the Netherlands, said, “We are delighted that so many important Dutch travel agents and tour operators took the time to meet with our partners from Ireland, to learn about our superb tourism offering.

“The Netherlands is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland, with the most recent CSO figures indicating around 233,500 Dutch arrivals in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 3.6% on the same period in 2017. We are rolling out an extensive programme of promotions in the Netherlands this autumn to keep the momentum going and boost business in the shoulder and off-peak season.”

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