Businesses target Nordic tourists for Galway!

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Aine McLoughlin, Aran Island Ferries; Sofie Lopez Wegger Højsteen, Deal.dk; and Emer Mac Diarmada, Tourism Ireland, at Tourism Ireland’s Nordic trade workshop.. Pic – Josefine Amalie

Galway companies have been promoted to more than 50 top tour operators and travel agents from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland at a trade workshop in Denmark this week.

Moycullen-based North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland and Aran Island Ferries took part along with 23 other businesses at Tourism Ireland’s 2022 Nordic trade workshop in Copenhagen.

At the event, Irish businesses met with Nordic travel professionals, to encourage them to extend their Ireland offering, or to include Ireland for the first time in their brochures and programmes.

The key message was that Ireland is open for business again, and cannot wait to welcome back Nordic visitors.

Emer Mac Diarmada, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Nordic Region, said: “We’re really pleased that so many key Nordic travel professionals have taken the time to come and meet with our partners from Ireland in Copenhagen this week.

“As overseas tourism restarts and the participating Nordic tour operators prepare to sign contracts for 2022 and beyond, we very much welcome the business and networking opportunities our workshop presented.

“Our aim is to increase awareness of Ireland among these influential Nordic travel professionals and to help Ireland and our tourism partners secure a greater share of their business.”

Tourism Ireland is rolling out its Green Button campaign in the Nordics right now – urging Nordic travellers to ‘press the Green Button’ and book their trip to Ireland this year.