Over the last few months we welcomed 113 media/travel trade into the city! Since our last update on 9 August we welcomed the following representatives to Derry:
21-22 August – 12 representatives from Ireland Specialists
31 August – 2 representatives from Swedish news outlet, Svenska Dagbladet
8 September – 2 representatives from Tourism Northern Ireland
We look forward to welcoming many more media and travel trade reps into Derry over the next few months, including 45 representatives from the GB/ROI Coach Operator workshop on 15 September!
17-20 August – Clipper promotion, Liverpool
Visit Derry supported the council’s efforts at the launch of Clipper in Liverpool. The aim was to inform consumers of the arrival of Clipper to the city in 2018 and encourage visitors to book early and also to raise the profile of the joint Belfast/Derry bid for City of Culture 2023. The stand was very busy and we generated over 250 contacts for our database.
14 September – GB Coach operator/ROI workshop
We look forward to attending the GB/ROI workshop with our trade members. We are delighted to be hosting them in the city on 15th September and we will showcase the city at it’s best with the aim of generating new business for 2018/19.
Seatrade Hamburg | 6th – 8th September 2017
A member benefit of Cruise Europe is the opportunity to attend Seatrade Hamburg, the premier industry exhibition for the GB & European cruise market. We had some fantastic meetings with lines such as Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Saga, Hapag Lloyd, and Phoenix Reisen, with confirmed business on the books for 2019!
25th August – Hebridean Sky The third call from UK based operator Noble Caledonia this year, Sky passengers enjoyed a morning of birdwatching followed by an afternoon exploring the city
Business Tourism Update
Visit Derry have been working hard in partnership with our valued Conference Ambassadors to secure some fantastic events including the Western Trust Radiotherapy Unit Dinner, the Local Authority Solicitors Bar Association conference, the Irish Association for Physicists in Medicine conference and the Irish Foot & Ankle Society conference. We look forward to welcoming the prestigious Irish Cardiac Society annual conference next month and ensuring delegates have a wonderful time in the city!
We made site visits to the British Dental Association on 8 & 9 August and to the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine on 12 September
We’ll also be attending the launch of the International Association for Suicide Prevention World Congress on 15 September!