KILLARNEY has enjoyed a generous slice of a €67 million conference pie announced by Fáilte Ireland who confirmed that 162 international seminars have been secured for Ireland so far this year.
This represents an increase of over 15 per cent in the value of the events secured over the same period last year, with the figures also showing strong growth in the regions.
The National Tourism Development Authority is looking to drive the numbers even higher over the coming days at the annual IMEX Frankfurt event, which gets underway on Tuesday.
IMEX is one of the largest worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events and Fáilte Ireland will showcase Ireland as a world-class business events destination to over 3,200 suppliers and 5,500 meeting planners who organise international meetings, incentives, conferences and events.
A central focus of Fáilte Ireland’s pitch at IMEX will be on growing business tourism into the regions. So far this year, Fáilte Ireland has supported the conversion of €14 million for locations outside of Dublin through regional convention bureaux in Kerry, Shannon, Cork and Galway.
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