Interested in Increasing Your Businesses Overseas Visitors?
2019 Workshop Dates
November 12th, Northern Ireland – Registration Opening September 2019
Our Northern Ireland Workshop details will be posted in the coming months. This event will be open to Northern Ireland based suppliers only.
March 2020 West & East Coast Workshops – Dates coming soon.
If you’re a tourism business seeking to increase overseas visitors, leisure or business tourists, then ITOA Workshops are a must do event in your promotional Calendar. There is no easier or better way to meet Ireland’s largest and long established Tour Operating/Handling Agents/DMC’s. These events 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 and customers. Just think of the time and money you can save by getting to meet these businesses under one roof in a morning or afternoon session! More importantly these businesses deliver significant numbers of overseas visitors who stay longer and therefore spend more in Tourism businesses.
Last year ITOA members delivered:
- 743,500 overseas visitors to Ireland
- Who Spend €595 Million when holidaying or here on business
- A variety of business including , group tours, independent travelers, incentive & conferences
- Spend €13.66 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 8 nights and individual package holidays visitors staying 5.5 nights
ITOA Workshops are annual events that take place in ROI in March and NI in November.
On-Line Registration opens in September for Northern Ireland and November for Republic of Ireland.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis. All ITOA members attend both events and both sessions.
There are two sessions each day in Limerick and Dublin – morning and afternoon and one afternoon session in Northern Ireland. You may register for one session only, and a maximum of two representatives per session may attend. The workshop sessions, morning and afternoon are open appointment – suppliers move around the room to meet with ITOA members who are seated at desks and appointment duration is 7 minutes. Pre-planning is essential in advance of attendance. You should review our member list and prioritise which companies you wish to see, planning you time and attendance accordingly.
Morning Workshop Sessions:
Registration available from 7.45-8.30 am.
Working session from 8.30-12pm followed by lunch.
Afternoon Workshop Sessions: **(Timing changes for NI Workshop)
Registration from 11.30-12pm.
Lunch from 12-1.15pm and working session from 1.30-5pm.
Our workshops are key events of the travel trade promotional calendar in Ireland supported by Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland.
How to make the most of the workshops see our FAQ, click here.
To see our Workshops in action take a look at our recent event in Belfast, click here.