Tourism drive for 2018 presented at world’s largest travel fair

Seventy Irish tourism organizations – incorporating the Bush Hotel in Carrick-On-Shannon – are joining Tourism Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week. WTM marks the start of Ireland’s special drive abroad for the 2018 season.

Over the three days, the Irish organizations will participate in a huge number of gatherings with British and universal tour administrators – to arrange and trade fundamental contracts for 2018. Coordinators evaluate that practically £3 billion’s (about €3.4 billion’s) worth of business was done finally at last year’s WTM. Ireland’s solid particicpation at World Travel Market is especially critical this year, with regards to Brexit and its suggestions for Irish tourism, in 2018 and in years to come.

With around 182 nations and areas all competing for business at WTM, Tourism Ireland intends to emerge from the group and catch the consideration of the worldwide media and travel experts in participation. Tourism Ireland – working in association with Fáilte Ireland and industry accomplices – will feature Ireland’s one of a kind offerings for potential guests around the globe.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, stated: “The extensive portrayal of Irish tourism organizations at World Travel Market by and by this year is to a great degree welcome. Since the UK choice on Brexit, Tourism Ireland has been nearly checking advancements in the British outbound travel showcase. As our closest neighbor and our biggest market for abroad tourism, Britain will remain a need for us.

“In 2018, we will keep on working with our industry accomplices to feature the simplicity of getting to the island of Ireland, with very nearly 227,000 seats via air and 44,000 auto spaces on ships from Britain consistently, and also the wide assortment of things to see and do on vacation here. Aggressiveness and the incentive for cash message will stay critical. We are focused on making 2018 another solid year for Irish tourism.”

World Travel Market is the biggest B2B occasion in the worldwide travel and tourism timetable, with around 51,500 travel experts from 182 nations and districts far and wide and more than 3,000 universal media in participation.

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