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“Irish Golf in the Spotlight at Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas” – FFT.ie

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Tourism Ireland and partners had a presence recently at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, a high profile tournament that’s part of the PGA Tour. Tourism Ireland’s golf promotions in the United States this year include TV and online advertising on the NBC Golf Channel, as well as on Golfchannel.com, a presence at other golf events, including the PGA Golf Merchandise show in Orlando, and email marketing to the golfchannel.com database.

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“Wooing Texan Golfers” – Hospitality News

Hospitality News

Pictured are Declan O’Brien, Destinations Golf & Leisure (based in New York); Stacey Williams, Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA); Tracy Lane O’Brien, Destinations Golf & Leisure; Jean McCluskey, Tourism Ireland; Kevin J Leahy, Ireland Chauffeur Travel (based in Cashel, Co Tipperary).
Tourism Ireland – together with partners – had a presence at the high profile tournament, in a bid to grow the number of golf holidaymakers from the United States to Ireland. Golf is a major focus for Tourism Ireland in the US and the organisation has a busy programme of promotions under way throughout 2015.

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“Cashel Business in US Golf Promotion” – The Nationalist

Nationalist - June 2015

Golf in Ireland was in the spotlight last weekend at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Tourism Ireland – together with partners, including Kevin J Leahy, of Ireland Chauffeur Travel (based in Cashel) – had a presence at the high profile tournament, in a bid to grow the number of golf holidaymakers from the United States to Ireland. Golf is a major focus for Tourism Ireland in the US and the organisation has a busy programme of promotions under way throughout 2015. Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Irelands head of North America, said: “The American golf market remains a priority for Tourism Ireland. The island of Ireland boasts some outstanding golf courses and our presence at this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial provided another excellent opportunity for Tourism Ireland, together with out partners, to showcase that superb golf offering to thousands of American golf enthusiasts. Golf is the world’s largest sports-related travel market”.

“Ireland’s golf promoted in Texas” – Hotel and Restaurant Times

Hotel and Restaurant Times

Golf in Ireland was in the spotlight at the recent Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Tourism Ireland—together with partners—had a presence at the high profile tournament in a bid to grow golf holidaymakers from the United States to Ireland. Golf is a major focus for Tourism Ireland in the US—and the organisation has a busy programme of promotions under way throughout 2015.

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“And an Irish Guide to Make it Work” – Washington Post

Washington Post

Touring western Ireland was a dream my wife and I shared when we married 14 years ago. Seasoned travelers, now in our 60s, we finally started planning last summer for a four-day jaunt to be tacked onto a business trip ending in Dublin.

That’s when we discovered that — like many vacationing couples — we had different agendas. We both wanted to see the countryside and wander through villages, but Eileen was also eager to visit newfound Irish relatives, while I had castles on my mind. And not just any castles: I envisioned tracking down the mysterious ruins pictured in “Irish Castle”, a serigraph by contemporary American artist Thomas McKnight that’s been a fixture on my living room wall since 1982.

How to satisfy both of our cravings? The answer turned out to be a private guide, one skilled in finding both castles and cousins.

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“Impressed with Ireland on a Chauffeured Tour” – International Travel News

It’s not often that a natural disaster can actually bring about a stroke of good luck, but that’s what happened to us in August 2010. My husband, Ed, and I were scheduled to travel to Ireland in late July of that year, but our 2½-week tour was canceled due to a lack of participants — a result of the spring 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. We had booked our own air to Ireland at a very reasonable rate and our tickets were nonrefundable. What to do?!

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