Targeting Dutch tourists for the Irish National Stud in Kildare town

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Targeting Dutch tourists for the Irish National Stud in Kildare town

Caitriona Butler, Irish Ferries; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; Linda Til, Irish Welcome Tours / Hotels & More; and David Wardell, Irish National Stud, at Tourism Ireland’s trade workshop

The Irish National Stud in a bid to attract Dutch tourists to the stud and to Kildare took part in Tourism Ireland’s annual trade workshop, which took place in Amsterdam this week.

Leading Dutch tour operators, travel agents and online travel agents attended  alongside 15 ourism companies from Ireland, including the Irish National Stud, meeting and conducting business for 2019.

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Irish Ambassador to the Netherlands, HE Kevin Kelly, was in attendance to welcome the guests.

Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in the Netherlands, said: “The Netherlands is an important market for tourism to Ireland, with the most recent CSO figures indicating around 233,500 Dutch arrivals in the first seven months of the year, an increase of +3.6% on the same period in 2017. We are rolling out an extensive programme of promotions in the Netherlands this autumn, to keep the momentum going and boost business in the shoulder and off-peak season.”