Friday, 08 April 2022 05:34

Ireland welcoming back Kiwis

The Emerald Isle has shown that is ready to once again to welcome Kiwis following the attendance at the Meet the Buyer trade event in Meitheal  (Killarney) by Tourism Ireland’s NZ rep Darragh Walshe and Innovative Travel’s Robyn Galloway.

‘It was also important to show the Irish industry that New Zealand is now opening up again,’ says Walshe. ‘We were particularly happy to be able to host Robyn at the Meitheal event for the first time. Her enthusiasm for the breadth of product and the opportunities for the New Zealand market was plain to see – especially by the tourism board and government heads.

Published in Europe
Thursday, 03 February 2022 18:50

Ireland lifts Covid restrictions

The Irish Government has ended almost all Covid-19 public health restrictions. Restaurants and bars can resume normal trading hours; and restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, including sporting fixtures, have been lifted. 

Published in Europe
Thursday, 21 January 2021 01:50

Famil to Ireland (well Waiheke)

Waiheke Island became the island of Ireland, just for one day, late December. Tourism Ireland hosted a group of about 20 from the trade to the Hauraki Gulf destination on an itinerary that sought to replicate some of the experiences that clients would normally visit on the Emerald Isle. Tourism Ireland’s New Zealand representative, Darragh Walshe, encouraged participants to think of tasting freshly harvested Galway Bay oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way and experiencing the history, heritage and culture in Ireland’s Ancient East. There was a touch of Game of Thrones, much of which was filmed in Northern Ireland, and experiences which resonated of the flavours, music and characters in Ireland’s Hidden heartland.

Published in Paparazzo
Monday, 06 April 2020 22:03

Ireland at home

Clients might not be able to travel to the Emerald Isle at the moment, but Tourism Ireland is reminding people they can still connect with its landscapes and culture through literature.

Published in Places
Thursday, 03 October 2019 23:31

Agents taste the island of Ireland

Special guests of Tourism Ireland returned home this week after eating and drinking their way through Ireland on a six-day familiarisation tour.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 02:37

Emerging tourism in Ireland

Soaring Australasian and American visitor numbers have helped Ireland offset the negative effects Brexit may have had on British tourism figures.  
Australasian visitor numbers to Ireland are up 16% for January to March 2017, while there was a 23% growth spurt from the American market during the same period. These numbers have helped boost Tourism Ireland’s overall number of tourists by 1%.
However, the destination noted a 6.5% fall in British visitor numbers.

Published in Europe

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