lsOver 250 tourism businesses are speed dating today in Limerick today, meeting all ITOA members to promote and sell their businesses for 2015.  And no doubt the Wild Atlantic Way will be high on the agenda for many of the tourism businesses along the western seaboard as they contract with ITOA members.

President Sue Uda said

“we are delighted to see so many businesses here again with us this year and there’s lots of enthusiasm in the room around the Wild Atlantic Way along which so many of the tourism businesses here today are located.  This has been very well received by our market based partners since its launch last year and we look forward to continuing to promote the experiences that this new product now presents. Of course there are lots of other businesses here from other part of the country who do business with ITOA members every year too.  We will be launching our 2013 Members Business Performance report later this week and its very positive news indeed with ITOA members delivering record visitor numbers to Ireland in 2013 – 467,000 of them who spent almost 400 million in the Irish economy. ITOA members are looking forward to yet another good year from the overseas markets in 2014 but 2015 is already on our minds as we contract with tourism businesses this week both here and in Dublin.”

Neil Pakey, Chief Executive of Shannon Airport will speak at the ITOA Workshop event later today sharing the good news of additional schedules into the airport this year and plans for the airports future.