About Us

The Inbound Tourism Operators Association of Ireland (ITOA) consists of over 37 leading companies that operate inbound  travel and tours to the island of Ireland. Our members package and promote the widest variety of 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 537,000 holiday and business visitors in 2022, 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 agencies (Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland). Our membership comprises of:

  • Tour Operators who provide a comprehensive range of brand packaged escorted group tour series, ad hoc group and individual FIT programs with optional inclusive air travel.
  • 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
  • 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