Tourism Ireland invited ten leading tour operators from India to experience some of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way route this week, in advance of attending a B2B workshop with Irish tourism enterprises in Dublin on Thursday 16th October.
The visit is being organised in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, to encourage the visiting tour operators to extend the Ireland content of their existing programmes or to include Ireland for the first time in their 2015 programmes.
The group’s itinerary includes a number of stops and visits along the Wild Atlantic Way route, including the Slieve League Cliffs, Ballina, Connemara and Galway city, as well as the Cliffs of Moher.
Jim Paul, Tourism Ireland’s head of Australia and developing markets, said: “The introduction of the British-Irish Visa Scheme is really good news, making it easier than ever before for visitors from India and China to visit the island of Ireland. Given that visitors from these markets are travelling a considerable distance, and often want to include more than one destination on their itinerary, it makes sense to make it as easy as possible for them to visit both Ireland and the UK on a single visa.”