Waterford businesses attend World Travel Market in London

WTM 2017

Seventy Irish tourism businesses – including Tina Darrer, Dooley’s Hotel and Richard Hurley, Granville Hotel – are joining Tourism Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week. WTM heralds the beginning of Ireland’s promotional drive overseas for the 2018 season.

Over the three days, the Irish companies will engage in thousands of meetings with British and international tour operators – to negotiate and exchange vital contracts for 2018. Organisers estimate that almost £3 billion’s (about €3.4 billion’s) worth of business was done at last year’s WTM. Ireland’s strong presence at World Travel Market is particularly important this year, in the context of Brexit and its implications for Irish tourism, in 2018 and beyond.

With about 182 countries and regions all vying for business at WTM, Tourism Ireland aims to stand out from the crowd and capture the attention of the global media and travel professionals in attendance. Tourism Ireland – working in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and industry partners – will highlight Ireland’s unique offerings for potential visitors around the world.


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