Tourism Ireland Targeting luxury travel business for Ireland

Tourism Ireland Targeting luxury travel business for Ireland

Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

Tourism Ireland Targeting luxury travel business for Ireland
Eoin McGrath, Culloden Estate and Spa; John Costelloe, The K Club; Natasha Johnston and Róisín Jinks, both Tourism Ireland; Paul Heery, The K Club; Gillian Costelloe, By Appointment DMC; Mark Anderson, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin/The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast; Paula Ward, Paula Ward’s Ireland; Marie Chawke, Dromoland Castle; Sheila King, Sheen Falls Lodge; Roisin Wallace, Original Irish Hotels; Tanya Dawson, Luxurious Ireland; Richard Byrne-Afoullouss, Adams & Butler; Siobhan Naughton, Tourism Ireland; Leigh Heggarty, Galgorm; Ray Kearney, Gather DMC; David Cronin, Killarney Hotels Collection; Paula Carroll, Ashford Castle; Susie Hopkins Burke, The Merrion; Mark Dunne, Mount Juliet Estate; Sheila O’Sullivan, The Killarney Park; Olivia Frawley, Tourism Ireland; Steve Fenton, MHL Hotel Collection; John Healy, Moloney & Kelly; Michelle Maguire, Ireland’s Blue Book; Gillian Griffin, Adare Manor; Orla Mc Elhinney, Tourism Ireland; Paula Stephens, The Merchant Hotel; Crothúr Murphy, Crafted Ireland; Karen Fleming, Cashel Palace Hotel; and Judy Hutton, Game of Thrones Studio Tour, at ILTM in Cannes.

Tourism Ireland and partners attend International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes

Twenty-five (25) tourism businesses from Ireland have joined Tourism Ireland in Cannes this week, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) – our largest-ever delegation of industry partners at this event.

ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more than 1,800 influential travel agents and decision-makers who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients, from around 90 different countries. Luxury travel editors and journalists from international publications are also in attendance.

The four-day event – which takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes – involves a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments and networking sessions and is an excellent opportunity for the tourism businesses from Ireland to meet, and do business with, the influential travel agents and journalists.

Tourism Ireland Targeting luxury travel business for Ireland
Cheri Burns, ALTOUR; Marie Chawke, Dromoland Castle; and Orla McElhinney, Tourism Ireland, at ILTM in Cannes.

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

“The format of one-to-one appointments provides an excellent opportunity for our partners from Ireland to network and do business with new and established luxury travel buyers from around the world – ensuring Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them in 2023 when recommending destinations to their clients.”

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