Cork Airport

European Travel Agents Visit Cork

Jun 27, 2017

Travel agents from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are in Ireland to learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.
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Travel agents, representing top tour operators Eurotours, Sabtours, AG Traveltrend, Cotravel and ThobaReisen from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have arrived in Ireland to learn more about Fáilte Ireland’s major tourism brands - the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East

The visit is being hosted by Fáilte Ireland together with Tourism Ireland and looks to maximise opportunities around the new routes available from Cork Airport.

Following a welcome reception at the airport, the group enjoyed a walking tour of Cork city and visited the Charles Fort and Trident Hotel in Kinsale with dinner and an overview of Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens in Clonakilty ahead of a visit to Blarney Castle and the Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel.

The group also had an opportunity to visit Ireland’s Ancient East taking in a tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship Museum and the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford.  A visit to the Waterford Museum of Treasure and Athenium House Hotel were also on the itinerary before the group headed to Kilkenny for a tour of Kilkenny Castle and the Medieval Mile - finishing their tour at Huntington Castle and Mount Wolseley Hotel in County Carlow.

“Fáilte Ireland is delighted with this opportunity to showcase our signature tourism offering across our brands to these visiting top group and leisure tour operators, who represent the top group and leisure segment of the European market," said Ciara Sugrue, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of International Publicity.
"Their interest in learning more about Ireland is testimony to the strength of our attraction.  With so many routes direct from Cork, these influential and key decision makers have the capacity to deliver significant amounts of visitors to Ireland and their presence here further highlights Ireland’s appeal as a destination.”