Tourism Ireland and partners attend International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes

13 December 2018
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

Nineteen (19) Irish tourism businesses – including Hayfield Manor – joined Tourism Ireland in Cannes recently, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM). ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more than 1,500 influential travel agents and decision-makers working in the luxury travel sector, as well as luxury travel editors and journalists from about 200 publications across the globe.

Karen Fleming, Hayfield Manor; Hillarie McGuinness, Tourism Ireland; Debra Clark, Wayfarer Travel Service; Michelle Maguire, Ireland’s Blue Book; and Vicky Mary, Victoria travel, at ILTM 2018 in Cannes.
Pic by – Tourism Ireland

ILTM takes place each year at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The busy, four-day event involves a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments and networking sessions – providing a wonderful opportunity for the Irish tourism enterprises to meet, and do business with, the influential travel agents who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients.

Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnership, said: “Our participation at this year’s ILTM in Cannes is an excellent platform to showcase the superb luxury tourism offering around the island of Ireland – from our boutique hotels, castles and luxury resorts, to our rich culture and heritage, and not forgetting our world-class golf, superb distillery tours and bespoke culinary experiences.

“The format of one-to-one appointments provides an excellent opportunity to meet, and network with, new and established luxury travel agents and buyers from around the world – ensuring Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them in 2019 when recommending destinations to their clients.”

Tourism Ireland is highlighting a number of key themes at ILTM – including the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, the Causeway Coastal Route, Belfast and Dublin, as well as our customised food and drink experiences.

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