Wednesday September 23, 2020

Train tour targets Irish with luxury staycationer package

‘Rather than lie down and die’ in the absence of foreign tourists, Railtours Ireland is focusing on the domestic market with its Emerald Pullman tour

Killian Woods

Business reporter

9th August, 2020
Jim Deegan of Emerald Isle Express: trains are 'done up to the nines'. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Railtours Ireland, the train tour operator, has refocused its business on the domestic market with a new luxury offering. The company, which has operated train tours of Ireland for 22 years, has launched a new seven-night luxury package that is specifically aimed at staycationers.

Jim Deegan, chief executive of Railtours Ireland, said his business has typically depended on overseas visitors from the US, Australia and Britain.

“There are none of them this year, and the outlook...

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