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Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016
Four tourism companies from the island of Ireland joined Tourism Ireland at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh over the weekend.The Royal Highland Show is Scotland’s largest outdoor event, attracting more than 188,000 visitors – or potential holidaymakers for Ireland – over four days, providing an excellent platform to showcase the superb experience on offer here for Scottish holidaymakers.
Vanessa Markey, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Events like the Royal Highland Show provide us with a wonderful platform to spread the word about the many great experiences that Scottish holidaymakers can enjoy around the island of Ireland.
“Great Britain is the largest market for tourism to the island of Ireland and we have seen excellent growth in British visitor numbers so far again this year, with today’s CSO figures, for January to May, showing growth of almost +16% – an extra 208,900 British visitors compared with the same five-month period in 2015. Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of promotions in Britain throughout 2016, to ensure that this growth continues.”