Limerick on the list for international tourism operators

Wheeling along on the Limerick Greenway.

INTERNATIONAL tourism operators are currently experiencing some of the best visitor attractions Limerick has to offer as Fáilte Ireland showcases the county before they take part in ‘Meitheal’, Ireland’s biggest tourism trade show in Killarney this weekend.

The Limerick showcase is one of five pre-Meitheal tours to take place this week, providing the overseas buyers with opportunities to experience first-hand what their clients can expect to see and do while in Ireland.

The tours are organised by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and are designed to showcase Ireland’s destination regions – Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, and Dublin.

Fáilte Ireland chief executive Paul Kelly said that driving growth in the regions through tourism is a key priority for the national tourism agency.

“Through tailored trips like these, we can showcase Ireland’s cultural riches and tourism offerings to top international buyers, which they can then sell on to their customers around the world.

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“This will ensure Ireland and Limerick is front of mind as they prepare itineraries for 2023 and beyond,” he added.

Among the Limerick tourism attractions on the itinerary were King Johns Castle, The Curragower Bar, St Mary’s Cathedral, Treaty City Brewery, Limerick Kayaking Experience, Savoy Hotel,  No 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Cycle tour of the Limerick Greenway and Lough Gur Heritage Centre.