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Irish Tourism Is Building On The Success Of The Gathering

Uncommon Kyte 001Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Niall Gibbons, CEO Tourism Ireland, talked with Paul recently in Los Angeles. They talked abut the plans for 2014 and the growth in tourism visits sparked by the Gathering.   The Dublin Festival Season (which includes the Dublin Theatre Festival, Open House Dublin and the Bram Stoker Festival), to the Belfast Festival at Queens, Wexford Festival Opera, Westport Food Festival, Waterford Harvest Food Festival, Cork Jazz Festival and the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. An extra-special focus will be placed on highlighting the New Year’s Eve event in Dublin – NYE 2014 – the grand finale of The Gathering, which looks set to be even bigger and better than last New Year’s event. Airlines are also involved in promotions. So  Aer Lingus and Ryanair, transatlantic and longhaul airlines like American Airlines, Etihad and Emirates are all participating.