Representatives from Francorosso, one of the largest tour operators in Italy, are visiting Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The group includes 20 of the best producing travel agents working for Francorosso, and will be visiting the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East. The aim of the visit is to familiarise the travel agents with Ireland, so that when they return home they will be better informed to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays.
Their itinerary includes visits to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park in Co Clare, as well as Clonmacnoise in Offaly.
“Italy is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland and visits like this are a key element of the work that Tourism Ireland undertakes each year with the travel trade in Italy,” said Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy. “2017 was the best year ever for tourism from Italy to Ireland, when we welcomed around 363,300 Italian visitors, up 5.5% on 2016.”