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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004
From: TInews Announcement <announce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
To: TInews Announcement <tiannounce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
Subject: Interested in the Irish Travel Market? Participate in Holiday World 2005!

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December 10, 2004

Contact: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

Interested in the Irish Travel Market? Participate in Holiday World 2005!

Ireland was the 15th largest overseas travel market to the United States in 2003, recording over 250,000 visitors. Through August of 2004, Irish travel to the U.S. has climbed over 37 percent. In 2003, Ireland outperformed two-thirds of the top 20 overseas markets to the U.S. A total of 1.07 million Irish residents took over 4.9 million visits overseas in 2003, an increase of almost 10 percent over 2002.

According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industry’s newest international travel forecast, the Irish market to the U.S. will grow steadily through 2007, surpassing the 325,000 visitor mark. From 2005 until 2007, arrivals from Ireland will grow 6 to 7 percent each year.

Participate in Holiday World 2005

The U.S. Commercial Service invites you to participate in Ireland's premier travel and tourism trade show. The Holiday World 2005 U.S. Catalog Exhibit is a great way for you to promote your destination to the Irish market. This year’s Holiday World takes place in Dublin from January 27 – 30, and attracts over 50,000 consumers and over 3,500 trade executives. This year, your destination will also be represented at Holiday World’s second stop in Cork, a three-day show for both travel trade and consumers. Cost of participation is $300.

The U.S. Catalog Exhibit within Holiday World is sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Visit USA Committee of Ireland. Your literature will be displayed in a booth staffed by a dedicated representative from the U.S. Commercial Service. Your information will also be provided to travel media. After the show, the Commercial Service will pass leads directly to you for follow-up.

If you are interested, please contact:

Phil Minard
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Charleston, South Carolina
Telephone: 843-760-3794
Fax: 843-760-3798
E-mail: phil.minard@mail.doc.gov

For more information, please visit the following websites:

The Holiday World Website:

Commercial Service Ireland Website:

To read about how the Commercial Service can assist you with trade events, please visit:

More Research
The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries invites you to visit our website and explore our resources available on Ireland:


Top 50 Markets for International Arrivals to the U.S.

International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1995-2002r


Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7025
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887
e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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