In­flu­en­tial Ger­man guests visit Co Wick­low gar­dens

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NINE Ger­man jour­nal­ists and blog­gers got lost among the blooms as they ex­plored some of Wick­low’s beau­ti­ful gar­dens as guests of Tourism Ire­land and Fáilte Ire­land.

The vis­i­tors rep­re­sented var­i­ous print and on­line pub­li­ca­tions which have a com­bined read­er­ship of al­most three mil­lion peo­ple.

Among the renowned gar­dens they vis­ited were Patthana Gar­dens in Kil­te­gan, June Blake’s Gar­den and Hunt­ing Brook Gar­dens near Bless­ing­ton, and the world-fa­mous Pow­er­scourt Es­tate. They also en­joyed din­ner and an overnight stay in Pow­er­scourt Ho­tel Re­sort and Spa. This year Tourism Ire­land launched a new strat­egy with a tar­get of at­tract­ing 800,000 Ger­man vis­i­tors each year to Irish shores by 2021.

Zoë Red­mond, Tourism Ire­land’s Man­ager for Cen­tral Europe, said: ‘ Tourism Ire­land was de­lighted to in­vite this group of in­flu­en­tial jour­nal­ists and blog­gers to dis­cover some of the beau­ti­ful gar­dens of Ire­land’s An­cient East. Fact-find­ing vis­its like this are a re­ally ef­fec­tive way for us to get pos­i­tive ex­po­sure for Ire­land through the me­dia in Ger­many, help­ing us to show­case the ex­pe­ri­ences on of­fer here to al­most three mil­lion po­ten­tial Ger­man hol­i­day­mak­ers.’

Ger­man jour­nal­ists and blog­gers with Judith von Rauch­haupt, Tourism Ire­land (cen­tre).

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