|Royal Portrush, Ireland(Perfect Golf Today) 10/24/15/–Welcoming the news that Royal Portrush will host The Open in 2019, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said:“It is wonderful news that The Open will return to Northern Ireland in 2019, after an absence of 68 years. The staging of golf’s oldest major tournament at Royal Portrush, one of the world’s top links courses, will present Tourism Ireland with an invaluable opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland to golfers and prospective visitors around the world. We will be pulling out all the stops – in Great Britain, the US and in all our important golf markets – to capitalise on the potential of this prestigious sporting event.”
Tourism Ireland undertakes an extensive programme of promotions each year, to boost the number of golf holidaymakers to Northern Ireland. Key international golf journalists are regularly invited to visit, to experience our fantastic golf for themselves.
Tourism Ireland has a significant presence at the PGA show in Orlando where it is joined by key trade partners from Ireland. It hosts an annual networking event for golf media at the Masters in Augusta and Tourism Ireland’s golf TV ads aired to millions of golf enthusiasts this year on the hugely popular NBC Golf Channel, as well as on Golfchannel.com.
Tourism Ireland also has a presence at various high profile golf events and tournaments across the world, most recently at the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston golf club in the US, profiling our world-class golf and encouraging people everywhere to consider a golf break or vacation in Northern Ireland.
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