Kildare's Irish National Stud joins Tourism Ireland in sales blitz to Canada

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Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Kildare's Irish National Stud joins Tourism Ireland in sales blitz to Canada

David Wardell of the Irish National Stud pictured at a recent tourism event

The Irish National Stud in Kildare joined Tourism Ireland’s 2019 sales blitz to Canada recently.

A delegation of 14 Irish tourism enterprises – including the Irish National Stud and Gardens – took part in the targeted mission to Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton and Toronto – to grow our share of this important tourism market.

The sales mission involved the Irish National Stud and Gardens and other companies from Ireland meeting, and doing business with, leading tour operators and travel agents in each city. Key messages included ease of access from Canada to Ireland, with more airline seats this summer than ever before, as well as the huge range of things to see and do here for Canadian holidaymakers. 

2017 was the best year ever for Irish tourism from Canada – with CSO figures indicating growth of +8.2% over 2017.