The annual “Meet the Buyer event”, took place on Monday the 26/03/2017 in Belfast’s Waterfront complex.
Speaking to Causeway Coast Community, Tour Guide Mark Rodgers said ” On the run up to the event international buyers were shown around various areas of Northern Ireland so that they could view the iconic sites and hidden gems that are a feature of our landscapes. The buyers got to sample our glorious food and experience for themselves our legendary hospitality.”
Mark went on to say “They are then able to make informed decisions as to what they want to buy to include in their holiday itineraries for their customers. The event attracts huge international and domestic interest.
The group in the photograph above enjoyed the Glens of Antrim, Rathlin Island, the Causeway Coastal route and Derry/Londonderry.
They stopped off to enjoy the Giants Causeway where they received a very warm welcome from the Mayor Moira Hickey and John Higgins from the National Trust.”
Representatives from the international travel market have enjoyed a tour of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Their time in the destination took them to the Glens of Antrim, Rathlin Island and the Giant’s Causeway where they were welcomed by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey.
Speaking about the visit, she said: “We were delighted to showcase our fabulous area, and I sincerely hope the group enjoyed their visit to some of our leading sites and attractions. I am hopeful this engagement will inspire these international buyers to return here with their customers.”
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Destination Manager, Kerrie McGonigle said: “These events open up opportunities for the trade world to work closer together and make our visitor experience stronger. The group of buyers can now take home their memories of the Causeway Coast and Glens and share their first-hand information about our beautiful landscape in a positive way.”
Image Credit : Kenneth Wood