Coach Tourism Association (CTA) members joined coach tour operators and group travel organisers from all over the country for a familiarisation trip to Ireland, pictured here at Fanad Head lighthouse.

The wide ranging trip, organised by Tourism Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland and Failte Ireland, took in Belfast, Armagh and Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland before heading on to Donegal and Carrick-on-Shannon and ending with a farewell dinner in Dublin.

CTA members who experienced everything from key attractions such as Hillsborough Castle, Armagh orchards, Fanad Lighthouse as well as traditional Irish singing and dancing plus active B2B networking workshops with local tourism providers. CTA members included Director of Communications Helen Bowron and Vice Chairman Robert Shaw of Harry Shaw Travel, who was interviewed on RTE local radio.