Tale of two cities campaign launched


TOURISM Ireland and VisitBritain have launched a joint campaign known as the Tale of Two Cities which will aim to inspire the Middle Eastern market to sample the sights and scenery of the cities of Glasgow and Dublin.
The campaign, which will run until September 30, has Al Futtaim Travel as the official travel trade partner. Holiday packages start from Dh4,999 with Emirates or Etihad Airways flying to Glasgow or Dublin. Connections between the two cities will be with Aer Lingus. On offer are various packages which include accommodation in three, four and five star hotels.
Micheal Booker, general manager of Al Futtaim Travel said, “Al Futtaim Travel is delighted to work in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and VisitBritain on this exciting and innovative promotion, as it provides travellers from the UAE with a unique opportunity to sample a number of truly wonderful destinations, where they will be sure to view beautiful scenery, historical monuments, sample good quality food and accommodation and of course receive a warm and hospitable Celtic welcome from the moment they arrive. I am sure it will be a success and our travellers will return satisfied with fond memories of their holidays this year.”
Dublin is a cosmopolitan and charming city rich in history and culture whilst roaring with youthful energy. Attractions are many—from castles, museums and art galleries, to shopping along Grafton Street, enjoying the lively spirit of the Temple Bar area and the friendliness and wit of the local people.
Glasgow’s is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities offering tourists a wide range of sports, culture, retail and entertainment. Its medieval past is worth exploring too - follow the medieval city trail. Attractions include the Gallery of Modern Art, The Lighthouse, Glasgow Science Centre and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Glasgow has a full calendar of annual festivals and events including  Celtic Connections, Magners Comedy Festival, West End Festival and World Pipe Band Championship.
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