CO COUNCIL DELEGATION MEETS TOURISM IRELAND IN NEW YORK

24 March 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council representatives in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland as part of their itinerary.

A media release from the tourism organisation stated that the Co Council delegation were briefed “on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2018, which is in full swing right now. “The United States is the second-largest market for tourism to the island of Ireland. 2017 was the fifth record-breaking year in a row for Irish tourism from the US, when we welcomed a record 1.83 million American visitors.

“Tourism Ireland recently launched a new strategy to continue to grow tourism from the United States, setting out ambitious targets which will see the island of Ireland welcome two million American visitors per year by 2021, representing growth of 23%, and will see revenue generated by American holidaymakers increase…

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