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Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A group of Irish tourism companies travelled to Nice recently, to meet and do business with some 40 French travel agents based in and around the southern French city. The workshop was organised by Tourism Ireland, in conjunction with Aer Lingus and Nice Airport, to promote ease of access from Nice to the island of Ireland and to grow tourist numbers from this part of France. Aer Lingus currently operates ten flights per week between Nice and Dublin – with a second Saturday flight from Nice scheduled for this summer.
As well as emphasising ease of access between Nice and Ireland, the event was also an excellent opportunity for Tourism Ireland to highlight the Wild Atlantic Way, the Causeway Coastal Route and The Gobbins Cliff Path, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin.
Elmagh Killeen, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for southern Europe, said: “We are delighted that so many of the influential travel agents in this part of France took the time to come and hear about our wonderful tourism offering and the many things to see and do on a holiday on the island of Ireland. 2015 was the best year ever for French visitors to Ireland, with official CSO figures showing an increase of +11% – an additional 49,000 visitors over 2014. Tourism Ireland is rolling out an extensive programme of promotional activity throughout 2016 – to keep the momentum going and build on that growth.”
France is one of the top four markets for tourism to the island of Ireland and 2015 was the third record-breaking year in a row for French visitors to Ireland. In fact, last year we welcomed more than half a million French visitors for the first time ever.
Source:- Tourism Ireland
Tags: Tourism Ireland