We rely on a tourist agency that acts as if Ireland were one country
Howard Hastings criticizes the amount of money given to Tourism Ireland by the Department of the Economy (News Letter, January 27).
What might be a better area for debate would be why Northern Ireland should be promoted by Tourism Ireland in GB and not the NI Tourist Board.
This can lead to the ridiculous situation where, at a tourist fair in London, someone asking to visit the Giant’s Causeway was told by a Tourism Ireland official that the way to get there was to take plane to Dublin and travel to the Antrim coast.
Tourism Ireland can do a great job of promoting the Republic of Ireland, but Northern Ireland is still an addition and emphasizes Ireland as if it were one country. Surely it’s time for that to change?
Baroness Hoey, Member of the House of Lords
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