Largest trade mission visits China ahead of direct flights
Tourism Ireland targets 175,000 Chinese visitors by 2025 with 29-strong delegation
Written by Clifford Coonan in Beijing
Reposted by InterSearch Ireland
The introduction of direct flights to Dublin from Beijing and Hong Kong, combined with new attractions such as farm visits, will provide a major boost to tourist numbers from China to 175,000 per year, said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.
A delegation of 29 senior representatives from 24 tourism enterprises from around the island of Ireland is taking part in the mission, which will take in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
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