Highlight on Ireland’s Norman inbound links in Cherbourg
Friday, February 17, 2023.
Tourism Ireland hosts networking celebration on board Irish Ferries’ ship, highlighting relieve of accessibility to Ireland for French holidaymakers
5 (5) tourism firms from the South-East of Ireland travelled to Cherbourg this week to just take section in a networking event organised by Tourism Ireland – exactly where they achieved, and did company with, local French vacation industry experts and journalists.
The function, which took location on board Irish Ferries’ W.B. Yeats ship in Cherbourg, was organised to spotlight the backlinks amongst Normandy and Eire and, in individual, the South-East. It was also an excellent chance to promote simplicity of entry by ferry from France to Eire for French holidaymakers.
Company appreciated a scrumptious lunch geared up by Style Wexford – utilizing generate sourced from the South-East – as perfectly a functionality by Cork-based band Torcán.
Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, reported: “Our networking party in Cherbourg was a genuinely good chance for our companions from the South-East of Ireland to join with influential French tour operators and journey agents. We highlighted the deep historic and cultural connections among Normandy and Eire – particularly with Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny. Web hosting the occasion on board Irish Ferries’ W.B. Yeats ship was also an outstanding option to shine a spotlight on the relieve of accessibility from France to Ireland by sea. As an island, the significance of easy, immediate entry can’t be overstated.”
France is the fourth-largest market place for overseas tourism to the island of Ireland. In 2019, we welcomed 557,000 people from France to the island of Ireland, whose visits delivered €283 million for the economic climate.