Mayo tourism industry pitch to international buyers at Meitheal

 Pictured attending Meitheal were Eve Costello, Fáilte Ireland with Stephen Clarke, Westport Walking Tours. Pic: Fennell Photography THE longest established and most important travel trade event for the Irish tourism industry took place recently at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin. Running since 1975, Meitheal is Fáilte Ireland’s flagship trade event, which is organised in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, and enables businesses in the Irish […]

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Mayo businesses pitch for more golf tourists from the North

MAYO golf businesses have joined Fáilte Ireland in Belfast this week to showcase the best of Irish courses to golfers from Northern Ireland in a bid to grow visitor numbers from the North. Golf tourism is a hugely lucrative sector for Ireland and, as a key driver of visitors from Northern Ireland, has been identified by Fáilte Ireland as a priority target as it helps […]

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Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Michael Ring’s funding announcement for four tourism projects

Mayo County Council welcome the announcement today (Tuesday, January 8) by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, of €800,000 for four tourism projects in the county. The maximum allocation of €200,000 has been allocated to each of the Great Western Greenway in Kilmeena & Turlough, The Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe, Achill Island […]

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More than 20 tour operators are shown the best of Mayo

The tourism department within Mayo County Council recently hosted a two-day visit of over 20 tour operators. The group visited over 15 different locations and attractions while staying in the county, including the areas of Westport, Achill, Castlebar, Foxford, Ballina, Kilalla, Ballycastle and Downpatrick Head. Presentations were given to the group by the various destination areas to highlight tour-friendly accommodation, bars and restaurants,activities, amenities and cultural attractions. The […]

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