Eight top-performing travel agents from China, India, Qatar and the UAE are enjoying an action-packed visit around Northern Ireland this week. They are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI.
Their itinerary included a drive along the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping at Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. The travel agents also spent time in Belfast, visiting the Cathedral Quarter, and in Londonderry where they enjoyed a walking tour of the city, which took in the historic city walls, the Guildhall and the Peace Bridge.
David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Asia, Middle East and UK Inbound, said: “We were delighted to invite these travel agents to come and experience some of the many things to see and do in Northern Ireland. Familiarisation trips such as this are an important element of our work with the travel trade in emerging tourism markets – as the travel agents get to experience at first-hand our superb tourism offering. Our aim is to really enthuse the travel agents about Northern Ireland, so that when they return home they will be even better informed to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays.”