About Us

The Incoming Tour Operators Association Ireland (ITOA) consists of over 33 leading companies that operate incoming travel and tours to the island of Ireland. Our members package and promote various elements of the Irish tourism product for marketing overseas, and provide value-add professional services that require expert knowledge, marketing know-how and excellent project management.

Our members are responsible for handling over 737,000 holiday and business visitors each year, and have relationships with over 4,000 overseas tour operators and others in the incentive, events and conference sectors.

ITOA and its members are the recognised incoming tour operators of the Irish tourism authorities (Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board). Our membership comprises of:

  • Destination Management Companies (DMCs), provide total management services for corporate meetings and incentive programs in a destination. A DMC will be involved in designing, planning and delivering a program to meet the client’s objectives
  • Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), who through their comprehensive understanding of the conference industry have the necessary skills, experience and technology to successfully manage all aspects of large international conferences and congresses
  • Ground Handler or Handling Agencies, provide full and comprehensive land arrangements or specific partial services of an overall land program for group tours, individual travel and other large movements of passengers such as cruise ships and also act as direct representatives to the international  market suppliers’/partners brief