An Indian Summer for Limerick As Top Tour Operators Pay a Visit
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jordan Mac Cormaic
Seven leading tour operators from India have been visiting Limerick and Ireland this week, on a fact-finding tour organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.
The tour operators, based in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, are here to experience at first-hand what Limerick has to offer Indian holidaymakers.
The objective of their visit is to encourage them to extend the Ireland content of their existing programmes or to include Ireland for the first time in their 2018 programmes.
The group’s action-packed itinerary included a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. They also enjoyed dinner in AZUR Restaurant and an overnight stay in the Limerick Strand Hotel.
Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 281,000 people across the island.
In 2016, we welcomed approximately 10.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.3 billion.
Huzan Fraser, Tourism Ireland India, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential tour operators to visit Limerick and Ireland. Working closely with the travel trade is an important element of Tourism Ireland’s promotional activity in emerging tourism markets like India.”
She continued: “Fact-finding visits like this provide an excellent opportunity to showcase some of the many things to see and do in Ireland to key travel decision-makers.”
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