16 October 2017
By Tom Collins
Ireland is being promoted by Tourism Ireland to thousands of Italian travel professionals attending the annual TTG Incontri travel fair in Rimini, this week.
Seven Irish and Italian tourism companies, including Irish Rugby Tours (based in Carrigaline), are joining Tourism Ireland at TTG Incontri, an important B2B travel exhibition which attracts about 37,000 Italian travel professionals each year, including influential tour operators and travel agents, as well as leading Italian travel media.
Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “Interest in visiting Ireland remains strong among Italian travellers and our presence at TTG Incontri provides an excellent opportunity to spread the word about the many great things to see and do right around Ireland and to encourage Italian travellers to put Ireland on their holiday ‘wish-list’ for 2018.
“2016 was the best year ever for tourism from Italy to Ireland, when we welcomed 336,000 Italian visitors, up +8% on 2015. Our presence at TTG Rimini is just one element of our extensive autumn campaign which is in full swing right now – aimed at boosting late-season travel to Ireland from Italy and at positioning us well for 2018.”