Seven top-producing travel agents from Australia visited Newgrange recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Etihad Airways. The aim of the visit was to showcase the many great experiences Australian holidaymakers can enjoy in Co Meath and Ireland.
Tourism Ireland invited representatives of Donato Viagens – a leading Brazilian tour operator – to visit Co Meath and Ireland.
Mariana Barros and Fabio Meirelles were here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb holiday experience on offer in this part of Ireland for Brazilians. During their time here, they took in some of our top visitor attractions. They plan to produce a promotional video of their time in Ireland – which will include the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and Tankardstown House near Slane.
Mayor of Navan, Cllr Sinead Burke is launching a Navan gold coin.
They will be called the "Cup of Human Kindness Coins" . On side they will have the Navan Crest and the writing "Mayor's Happiness Project 2015".
On the other side they say "Cup of Human Kindness" and have the writing "Cup of Human Kindness".
Coffee shops in Navan have signed up to the project. They will have the coins for sale for 2 euro.
The coins can then be exchanged for coffee's in any participating coffee shop. All participating shops will have a poster and a sticker in their window.
A delegation of 35 Irish tourism businesses – including Tankardstown House Hotel – travelled to Paris to take part in a brand new, B2B tourism event for 2015, Irlande à Paris.
Tourism Ireland mounts strong presence at B-Travel holiday fair in Barcelona
The Boyne Valley has joined Tourism Ireland in Spain for this year’s B-Travel fair, the largest holiday show in the Catalonia region of Spain, which takes place this weekend in Barcelona.
A new tourism initiative, Ireland's Ancient East, could increase visitor revenue to €950m by 2020, according to research carried out by Fáilte Ireland.
The initiative aims to promote the east and south in a similar manner to the Wild Atlantic Way.
The cultural and heritage trail will stretch from the Boyne Valley in the northeast, through the midlands, Kilkenny, Waterford and end in Co Cork.
Following the success of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland wanted to create a similarly enticing tourism proposition for the south and east.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has today welcomed figures that show that the number of domestic holidays trips in Ireland grew by 3.6% in 2014 compared to 2013.
Minister Ring was speaking following the release this morning of the CSO’s Household Travel Survey for the fourth Quarter of 2014 and for 2014 as a whole.
He said: "The welcome growth in domestic tourism performance is a sign of an improving economy here at home and provides a further boost to our tourist industry.
"This is on the back of a very strong overseas tourism performance.
Food King ... John McKenna launches the Boyne Valley food series on the Hill of Tara.
The Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland, was the backdrop today for the launch of the 2015 Boyne Valley Food Series – a fitting setting for this innovative calendar of events throughout summer and early autumn weaving the region’s exciting food produce and cooking into its rich heritage.
Congratulations to The Vanillapod Restaurant, Kells who has won Best Customer Service Award at the Restaurant Association Awards night. Laurence Kinlan (Elmo from television series Love/Hate) also dropped into the Vanillapod and Kelltic bar Sunday night while staying in the Headfort Arms on Sunday night.
Drogheda Museum Millmount in association with Drogheda on the Boyne Tourism will be conducting Walking Tours of Historic Drogheda starting today Wednesday April 8th and they will run Monday to Saturday at 2pm from Drogheda Tourist Office with an overview of the town's history in the Tholsel, from there we visit the Highlanes Gallery to view the sword and mace presented to the town by William of Orange and to hear about the Fenian guns once hidden in the roof of the building and also the Municipal Art collection.