Tourism Officers from Lancashire County Developments Ltd joined forces with their counterparts in Wyre and Fylde to show visiting travel operators from Ireland just some of Lancashire's attractions recently.
The familiarisation trip, aimed at encouraging travel operators to organise visits and holidays to Lancashire, concentrated on the picturesque Fylde villages. They also visited establishments including Guy's Thatched Hamlet at Bilsborrow, Ribby Hall Holiday Village and the Dalmeny Hotel in Lytham.
County Councillor Wendy Dwyer met the group at Bilsborrow. She said:
"Lancashire County Council through its economic development company LCDL is working hard to encourage tourists to come and stay in the Red Rose County.
"The Irish market has always been very successful for us and we want to make sure we build on that success. Taking the trouble to show tour operators what we have to offer always paid dividends and I was delighted to have been able to join them during their visit."