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Tourism Ireland’s ‘Big Drive’ for Golf Tourism at IGTM

Tourism Ireland’s ‘Big Drive’ for Golf Tourism at IGTM

Tourism Ireland’s drive to increase the number of golf visitors to the island of Ireland continued last week at the International Golf Travel Market in Marrakech.

Sixteen golf and tourism operators from Ireland joined Tourism Ireland, as well as Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI, at this important event for the global golf travel community.

Above are (back row): Denise Maes, Lough Erne Resort; Brendan Keogh and Tommy Pierce, SWING (South West Ireland Golf); Matt Sandercock, Mount Juliet Estate; Craig Reilly, Carr Golf; Séamus Leahy, Fota Island Resort & Spa; Ross Oliver, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort; Ian Stagg, North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland; Paul Reavey, Warrenpoint Golf Club; (front row): Becca Kerr, Tourism NI; Tracey Mooney, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council; Seán Clancy, Carton House Hotel; Brian Murphy, The K Club; Leanne Rice, Tourism NI; Brenda Johnston, Tourism Ireland; Ciaran McLoone, Fáilte Ireland; Niall Carbery, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links; Gretta Doyle, Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort; Breffne McKenna, Castlemartyr Resort; and Ciarán Hyland, Fáilte Ireland.

IGTM, now in its 22nd year, brings together more than 1,300 golf travel professionals from 65 different countries, including around 400 golf tour operators. The companies from Ireland are engaging in four days of one-to-one, pre-scheduled appointments and networking – which provide an excellent opportunity to negotiate and exchange vital contracts for 2020.

“IGTM is a really great opportunity to showcase our world-class golf,” said Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnerships. “This is just one element of Tourism Ireland’s busy promotional programme to encourage more golfers from around the globe to consider a holiday in Ireland. Our message is that the island of Ireland offers international golfers the complete package – with some of the very best golf in the world, spectacular scenery and the warmest of welcomes.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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