Two groups of leading travel agents from across the USA are taking part in fact-finding visits of the island of Ireland this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland, American Airlines and Aer Lingus. They are here to attend a B2B workshop with Irish tourism companies – organised by Fáilte Ireland – at the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Co Laois.
An article showcasing the Royal County and Ireland’s Ancient East appeared in a recent edition of the New Zealand Herald (daily newspaper), profiling the destination to more than 450,000 readers – or potential New Zealand holidaymakers for Ireland.
Members of the French Marketing Partnership Group (MPG) are visiting Ireland’s Ancient East this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland.
The MPG is made up of leading French tour operators, as well as air and sea carriers, and is the official vehicle for consulting with tourism partners in France. As well as acting as a fact-finding trip to Ireland, their visit was an excellent opportunity for Tourism Ireland to introduce Ireland’s Ancient East to senior travel representatives from France.
Drogheda reaches out to connect with global diaspora
“The search is on! We’re looking for Drogheda people living all over the world.” So declared Eddie Phelan this week as a new campaign was launched to connect with local people living all over the world.
Oui love Meath! Eleven French group travel organisers are visiting Meath this week as gueses of Tourism Ireland.
The group are here to experience the attractions of Meath, including Trim Castle and Causey Farm near Navan, where they tried their hand at various activities – including how to play the bodhrán and how to make soda bread!
Navan Theatre Group proudly presents Brian Friel’s award winning Dancing at Lughnasa at Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Wed 25thto Sat 28th November 2015
Spanish travel agents enjoyed a warm welcome to Newgrange last week as guests of Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus. One of the highlights of their time here was a guided tour of Newgrange. They also enjoyed lunch in the Brambles Café in the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.
"Commuters in Navan may have thought that Halloween arrived early as they travelled through Trimgate Street in Navan last week and saw people dressed in Halloween costumes for the launch of the Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival by Meath/Boyne Valley Tourism in the Central Bar" - Meath Chronicle, http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/10/08/4107199-october-means-halloween-and
"Well, Halloween in Ireland hasn’t always been the massive event that it is in the US, but we *are* getting more into the spirit (ahem) of things each year. Ireland now has some ace Halloween festivals & fun, including one that was voted Europe’s BEST Independent Scare Attraction!
"A new 20-acre site on the outskirts of Navan, Meath, is being billed as a hub that will be for food “what Silicon Valley is to technology”." - John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/2015/10/07/meath-silicon-valley-food