Ireland: high-profile meetings boost business tourism

In the first six months of 2013, 114 international business events have taken place in Ireland, bringing a total of approximately 31,000 delegates with an overall estimated economic impact of euros 37 million.

This is according to figures from Failte Ireland, which said that conference delegates had also been encouraged to stay in the destination for a few days following events, resulting in more bed-nights and importantly more revenue.  

For the first six months of this year, the top ten conferences alone will bring in 8,766 delegates and have an economic impact of almost €11 million. Some of the top ten events include The World of Health IT Conference, held last month at the Convention Centre Dublin, the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty held in February and the All Hazard Response Conference, held in April. 

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