Representatives of Spanish tour operator Catai and some of its top-producing travel agents visited Ireland this weeks as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The travel professionals came to Ireland to experience the things that Spanish holidaymakers can see and do in the country. Their itinerary included trips to Malahide Castle & Gardens in Dublin, the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny, the House of Waterford Crystal, the Jameson Distillery Midleton, the Rock of Cashel and EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum.
Tourism Ireland's manager for Spain, Barbara Wood, stated,
"We were delighted to invite representatives of leading Spanish tour operator, Catai, to visit Ireland. Their visit was an excellent opportunity to showcase our superb tourism offering. 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 Ireland in 2020"
"Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of targeted promotional activity to grow Spanish visitor numbers for 2020 and, in particular, to encourage more holidaymakers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions during the shoulder and off-season months."
Some of the group took the opportunity to try the craft of cutting under the watchful eye of Master Craftsman Tom Power, as part of their VIP tour of the factory at Watreford.