One day last week it was all about the Irish at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event was sponsored by Tourism Ireland and attended by media and travel promoters.
Entitled "Jump to Ireland" the event explained how Ireland has become increasingly popular with Americans as a tourist destination.
Alison Metcalfe, executive vice president of Marketing for Tourism Ireland told how 2015 has developed as the third year in a row where over one and a third million vacationers visited the island nation. And being the favored European destination for ten percent of American travelers to Europe.
So to the strains of Irish music and dancing, video presentations of popular and scenic Irish destinations and a buffet dinner that of course included corned beef it proved to be both an educational and most pleasant evening for those attending.
We learned about what is called the Ancient East where one is exposed to the five thousand year history of Ireland's people. Other favored destinations include the Wild Atlantic Way, The Causeway Coastal Route as well as cities like Cork and Dublin.
To learn more about a vacation to Ireland contact Tourism Ireland, l345 Park Avenue, New York 10154, on the web at ireland.com.