Published on : Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Forty Chinese travel professionals have known more about the island of Ireland at a training seminar in the city of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in east China, arranged by Tourism Ireland in juxtaposition with Finnair.
The group participating in the training comprised travel agents who sell holidays to Europe, Britain and Ireland, utilizing Finnair flights. Finnair provides good relationship to Ireland, including a year-round service from Nanjing.
Travel agents carry on playing a significant role in China, with Chinese travelers using a travel agent for convenience, language barriers, visa preparation and knowledge gaps. The purpose of the training seminar was to connect with Chinese travel professionals who are at present selling the island of Ireland, or who have good potential to sell the destination, and at the same time encourage them to expand their Ireland offering, or to comprise Ireland for the first time, in their programs.
Last year, according to Tourism Ireland, Ireland welcomed around 90,000 Chinese visitors to its shores, and the organization is all set to grow Chinese visitor numbers to 175,000 per year, by 2025.
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