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Cox and Kings, the first to introduce Ireland to the escorted group market
16th, May 2009


Mumbai: May 15th 2009: Cox and Kings, the 250-year-old travel company, scores another first by introducing Ireland to the escorted group market. This is the first time that an Indian tour operator is offering Ireland as part of an escorted European itinerary.

According to Karan Anand, Head-Relationship and Supplier Management, Cox and Kings, "Ireland is a land of unparalled scenic beauty with diverse yet spectacular landscapes - the mystical charms of its ancient past, the unique personality of its towns and villages and the warmth of its people. Add to this, ample shopping, vibrant nightlife, Indian food and you have the makings of a perfect destination."

Speaking on this development, Huzan Frazer, representative, Ireland Tourism in India said, "Tourism Ireland is appreciative of Cox and Kings’ initiative in introducing Ireland to the group market. Cox and Kings is the first agent to have a series departure in the Indian market and we are delighted to see that the groups are moving in large numbers and are having a wonderful stay in Dublin."

Ireland’s attractions include the Powerscourt house and gardens, one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland; Ireland’s oldest hand weaving mill at Avoca; the Waterford Crystal factory, founded in 1783. A city tour of Dublin will take you to the north side of the River Liffey where great striking monuments such as the GPO, the Custom House along the quays, the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. Visit the more sophisticated south side with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found. Take a look at the house of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula on Kildare Street. Visit the famous Trinity College where the famous book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library, the Dublin Castle and the Anglican Cathedrals, the Garden of Remembrance and the Guinness Storehouse, Europe’s largest stout producing brewery where you can discover what goes into the making o f a pint of Guinness.

Ireland is part of Cox and Kings’ most popular packages, the European Splendour, a 19 day/18 night tour of Europe which dedicates three full days in Ireland.
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