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ITOA Workshops – Ireland’s Premier Travel Trade Sales Events

Interested in Increasing Your Businesses Overseas Visitors?

November 13 2018   ITOA Workshop Northern Ireland 

As part of our 40th Year Celebration this year, the ITOA – The Incoming Tour Operators Association, Ireland, partnering with Tourism Northern Ireland, are delighted to bring our sales Workshops to Northern Ireland. These highly successful promotional events provide tourism businesses seeking to increase overseas visitors, leisure or business tourists with the opportunity to meet Ireland’s largest and long-established Tour Operators/Handling Agents/DMC’s at one event, in one afternoon. ITOA Workshops offer a unique opportunity to meet and sell your product to all members of ITOA who can package and promote your business to over 4,000 global travel trade partners. Just think of the time and money you save by getting your product to ITOA members and their global distribution network.

Last year ITOA members delivered:

  • 737,000 overseas visitors to Ireland
  • Spent €264 Million with Irish Tourism businesses & whose visitors spend €569 Million while holidaying in Ireland
  • A variety of business including , group tours, independent travelers, incentive & conferences
  • Spend €13 million marketing and selling Ireland in overseas markets
  • Visitors visited every region in Ireland and stayed longer than the national average lenght of stay – with group tour clients staying on average 7.6 nights and individual package holidays visitors staying 5 nights

General Information

On-Line Registration will open shortly.  The price per delegate is £150.00.   This workshop is only open to Northern Ireland based tourism businesses/suppliers.  Southern based suppliers will be accommodated at our annual workshops in March 2019, registration for which will be open later in November this year.

Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Workshop Format
ITOA members are seated at desks and suppliers move for 7 minute one to one meetings.   The workshop is open session format i.e. no pre-scheduled appointments.  Northern Ireland industry should research in advance and prioritise who you wish to meet and move around the room accordingly. There is queuing system at each desk. Those members you don’t have the opportunity to meet in the workshop, you will meet at the networking reception & dinner in Crumlin Road Gaol.

Location / Venues

Workshop : Titanic Hotel, Belfast
Networking Dinner : Crumlin Road Gaol

 Workshop  
Registration & Lunch 12.30-13.30pm.
ITOA Presentation to Delegates : 13.30 – 14.00 pm

Workshop Session : 14.00 – 17.00 pm

Networking Dinner

Crumlin Road Gaol – 19.30 pm drinks reception, 20.00 pm dinner

ITOA wish to acknowledge and thank Tourism Northern Ireland for sponsoring our Workshop in Belfast and providing Northern Ireland based tourism suppliers with the opportunity to meet and sell their product to ITOA members.

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How to make the most of the workshops see our FAQ, click here.