Finnish travel professionals check out Cork

8 March 2017
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

Seven leading tour operators and travel agents from Finland have been taking part in a fact-finding visit of Cork and Ireland over the weekend – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

The group flew to Dublin from Helsinki with Norwegian Airlines

The aim of the visit was to showcase Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way and to encourage the Finnish travel professionals to extend the Ireland content of their programmes or to include Ireland for the first time in their programmes. The visit was also a great opportunity to highlight ease of access from Finland to Ireland.

The group enjoyed a guided tour of Cork City. They stayed in Hayfield Manor Hotel and had lunch in the hotel’s Orchids Restaurant.

Aileen Hickey, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Nordic Region, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this group of Finnish tour operators and travel agents to visit Cork and Ireland. Fact-finding visits like this are an important part of our annual programme of promotions in the Nordic Region, to increase awareness of Ireland among influential travel professionals and help secure a greater share of their business.”

Finnish tour operators and travel agents with Maarit Kärkkäinen, Tourism Ireland; and Camilla Karlsson, Norwegian Airlines, during their visit to Ireland. Pic:Colette McNally

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