Indian travel trade visit Ireland’s largest trade fair


Tourism Ireland in association with Etihad Airways hosted top 10 travel agents from across India to Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair, Meet the Buyer and Mietheal 2017, which was organised by Tourism Ireland.

The workshop brought together over 310 overseas buyers and 455 Irish tourism businesses for three days of negotiating business deals. There were approximately 12,000 face to face meetings organised over the duration of this event, allowing international and Irish operators to meet and agree business for the 2017-2018 seasons.

In the run up to Meet the Buyer and Mietheal 2017 workshop, the Indian travel trade had an opportunity to experience Ireland’s iconic cities and attractions like Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Dublin, Ireland’s Ancient East and one of the most exciting and newest addition to Ireland’s long list of attractions ‘The Game of Thrones’ tour.

Huzan Fraser Motivala, India Representative, Tourism Ireland, who accompanied the group for this key trade fair, said, “India is an important developing market for Tourism Ireland and one that we are committed to growing. We have been seeing a steady growth of 12-15% in Indian visitor arrival numbers to the island of Ireland.”