Showcasing Kilkenny to Scandinavian visitors

A GROUP of travel agents and journalists from Sweden and Denmark travelled to Kilkenny for a fact-finding visit last week, having flown to Dublin Airport on the new Aer Lingus flight from Copenhagen.

A GROUP of travel agents and journalists from Sweden and Denmark travelled to Kilkenny for a fact-finding visit last week, having flown to Dublin Airport on the new Aer Lingus flight from Copenhagen.

They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to experience some of the many things to see and do in this part of Ireland.

During their time here, the group enjoyed a walking tour of Kilkenny city and paid a visit to Kilkenny Castle. They undertook a site inspection of the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, followed by dinner and an overnight stay there.

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this group of travel agents and journalists to visit Kilkenny and the South East,” said Caroline Brunel, Tourism Ireland’s manager for the Nordic region. “For many of them, it was their first time here and they were extremely impressed by our wonderful scenery, the many things to see and do, as well as by the hospitality and friendliness of the people they met.”

“We very much welcome this new flight from Copenhagen and look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus to maximise the promotion of their new route,” she said. “As an island, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”