Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7 Tips to Plan a Successful Gathering

The Gathering in Ireland is a year-long celebration of all that is unique and great about Ireland: our vibrant, living culture, heritage and people. Plan your 2013 Gathering in Ireland! Here are 7 tips to plan a successful Gathering:

1. Work with Celtic Tours World Vacations!
With over 40 years in the business of planning quality and affordable vacations to Ireland, we know Ireland! Let us help you plan your group trip to Ireland for the Gathering, 2013

2. Decide who you want to invite
The Gathering, Ireland is about getting back to your roots, learning your history and having a lot of fun in the process! To plan the best Gathering possible, you first have to decide who you want to invite. Seek out your connections around the US such as friends, family, school and work colleagues and start communicating with them now. Get them involved in the planning and excited about visiting Ireland in 2013!

3. Schedule your Gathering around existing events
Don't do it alone! Throughout Ireland there will be events from sports to concerts and festivals. Join in the crowd and rub elbows with distant relatives.

4. Actively involve your group
Get your group involved in the planning of your group trip to Ireland. Think of ways for them to participate that will help them reconnect with their ancestral community. For example, being part of a community development project in Ireland could be a meaningful experience for the visitor to Ireland and let them leave a lasting legacy to be proud of.

5. Keep the local press informed
Stay in touch with the local press such as radio and tv stations, newspapers, local journalists and editors. Send good quality press releases - this is a great way to reach a lot of people for FREE!

6. Utilize your resources
When you book your group trip to Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations, you get free color flyers and co-op advertising. There are also a lot of valuable resources for your Gathering available at including posters, invites and How to guides.

7. Share your experiences
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and tell us about it - we love to hear about your travels to Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations

Excited to visit Ireland with your group? Give Celtic Tours World Vacations a call to start planning today! 1-800-833-4373

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