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Promoting Northern Ireland’s world-class road racing in Switzerland

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REPRO FREE 18/02/2017, Zurich, Switzerland – Tourism Ireland’s busy programme of activity to promote Northern Ireland around the world continued recently in Switzerland, where the organisation had a presence at Swiss-Moto Zurich – Switzerland’s premier motorcycling show. With about 70,000 people visiting Swiss-Moto Zurich each year, it was an ideal platform to highlight Northern Ireland as a great destination for motorcycling enthusiasts. A highlight of the show was a special ‘Irish road racing’ exhibition – which celebrated the most famous family in road racing, Northern Ireland’s legendary Dunlop family. The exhibition was organised by Austrian road racer Horst Saiger, who regularly attends the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix. PIC SHOWS: Austrian road racer Horst Saiger (left) and Christian Ruebel, Tourism Ireland, at Swiss-Moto Zurich. Pic – Tourism Ireland (no repro fee) Further press info – Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland 07766 527719

Tourism Ireland’s busy programme of activity to promote Northern Ireland around the world continued recently in Switzerland, where the organisation had a presence at Swiss-Moto Zurich – Switzerland’s premier motorcycling show.

With about 70,000 people visiting Swiss-Moto Zurich each year, it was an ideal platform to highlight Northern Ireland as a great destination for motorcycling enthusiasts. A highlight of the show was a special ‘Irish road racing’ exhibition – which celebrated the most famous family in road racing, Northern Ireland’s legendary Dunlop family. The exhibition was organised by Austrian road racer Horst Saiger, who regularly attends the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Christian Ruebel, Tourism Ireland’s Trade Marketing Manager for Central Europe, said: “Our presence at Swiss-Moto Zurich was a really good opportunity to position Northern Ireland as a ‘must see’ destination for motorcycle enthusiasts in 2017. Every year, Tourism Ireland leverages the tourism benefits of events like the North West 200, showcasing the spectacular scenery of Northern Ireland to motorbike fans and prospective visitors everywhere.”

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