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Tourism Ireland & Galgorm target luxury travel market in Cannes

Cohen-Dumani, The Travel Fairy; Orla McElhinney, Tourism Ireland; and Leigh Heggarty, Galgorm at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes.

Twenty-five tourism businesses from across the island of Ireland – including Galgorm – joined Tourism Ireland in Cannes last week, for the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) – our largest-ever delegation of industry partners at this event.


ILTM is an invitation-only event for the global luxury travel industry – attracting more than 1,800 influential travel agents and decision-makers who design unique, luxury travel itineraries for their high net-worth international clients, from around 90 different countries.

Luxury travel editors and journalists from international publications were also in attendance.


The four-day event – which took place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes – involved a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments and networking sessions and was an excellent opportunity for the tourism businesses from Northern Ireland to meet, and do business with, the influential travel agents and journalists.


Louise Finnegan, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Business Partnership, said:

“Our largest-ever participation at this year’s ILTM in Cannes was an excellent opportunity to showcase the superb luxury tourism offering right around the island of Ireland – from our boutique hotels, castles and luxury resorts, to our rich culture and heritage and not forgetting our world-class golf and superb culinary scene.


“The format of one-to-one appointments provided an excellent opportunity for our partners from Northern Ireland to network and do business with new and established luxury travel buyers from around the world – ensuring Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland is ‘top of mind’ for them in 2023 when recommending destinations to their clients.”

Other companies from Northern Ireland who joined the Tourism Ireland stand at ILTM in Cannes include:


  • Culloden Estate and Spa

  • Game of Thrones Studio Tour

  • Original Irish Hotels

  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin / The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

  • The Merchant Hotel


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