Dublin sees £3.8m events boost in two months

Dublin has secured £3.8m in conference business in the first two months of 2016, as it targets a 12% rise in business tourism.

Dublin sees £3.8m boost to conference business in first two months of 2016
Dublin sees £3.8m boost to conference business in first two months of 2016

Corporate tourism board, Fáilte Ireland, has confirmed that the city has received a significant revenue boost through a series of bookings, including the World Institute of Pain, the European Cities Marketing TIO Expert Meeting, the Junior Chambers International European Presidents Meeting and the World Congress of Psycho Oncology.

More than £106m worth of business is already confirmed for 2016 with a further £40.6m in the pipeline.

Looking ahead to the rest of 2016, Miriam Kennedy, head of business tourism for Fáilte Ireland, said: "Last year was a record year for the area of business tourism but our aim is for 2016 to be even more ambitious with growth of 12% targeted. Business tourism is a highly competitive game with a valuable return but we, in Fáilte Ireland, are fully committed to ensuring we secure a large piece of the pie."

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