That’s Amore as Italians visit Waterford
A group of Italian travel professionals said ‘Ciao’ to the Deise recently after they paid a visit to the county as part of a fact finding visit.
“We were delighted to invite representatives of Boscolo Tours to visit Waterford and Ireland,” Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said.
“Their visit was a really good opportunity to showcase our superb tourism offering and to really enthuse the travel agents about selling holidays to Ireland.
“Seeing is believing – and our aim is that when they return home, they will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their business for Waterford and Ireland in 2020.”
The busy itinerary included lunch at The Moorings in Dungarvan, a tour of Waterford City and an overnight stay in Dooley’s Hotel on the quays.
In 2018, 384,000 Italians visited the island of Ireland with numbers expected to rise further in the coming years.
“Tourism Ireland has been undertaking an extensive and targeted programme of promotional activity in Italy throughout 2019 – to continue to grow Italian visitor numbers and, in particular, to encourage more Italians to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the off-peak season,” Ms Kinsella added.
Photo: John Roche