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US tourism companies visit Clare

American business tourism company representatives have been taking part in a fact-finding visit of Clare and Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Dublin-based destination management company, Event Partners.

On the trail of places of interest,  Marie McKown, Tourism Ireland (third right) with the American business tourism buyers; also pictured are Lisa Lundberg (right) and Aideen Morrin (left), both Event Partners DMC.
On the trail of places of interest, Marie McKown, Tourism Ireland (third right) with the American business tourism buyers; also pictured are Lisa Lundberg (right) and Aideen Morrin (left), both Event Partners DMC.

The group includes senior representatives of companies involved in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) industry, who are responsible for organising large-scale events all over the world, They are here to discover more about the world-class facilities and accommodation on offer in Clare and Ireland, as well as the great experiences business delegates can on the sidelines of their conference or meeting.

The group’s itinerary included a cruise from Doolin Pier to the Cliffs of Moher, an overnight stay at Dromoland Castle and a cruise in Killaloe.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s head of North America, said, “We are delighted that so many of these American business tourism buyers have taken the time to visit Clare and Ireland, to experience for themselves some of the superb facilities on offer here. Seeing is believing – so fact-finding visits like this are an invaluable part of our overall promotional programme to build awareness of the island of Ireland, and our world-class business tourism offering, among the business tourism sector in the United States.”

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