Press Trips & Tours

Céad Míle Fáilte, that’s one hundred thousand welcomes to TBEX Europe in Dublin, Ireland! Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority in Ireland is pleased to invite you to apply for a series of Press Trips and Tours as part of a “FAM” (familiarization) tour.

Come and explore our beautiful country and tell your readers all about your adventures.

Registered TBEX Bloggers are asked to apply for all tours by Friday, August 16th, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and Bloggers will begin receiving notifications of their application status on Monday, August 19th, 2013.

Once a Blogger is approved for a tour, please note the following:

  • Tours are non-transferable
  • Tour is for one person only (no guests) – this means if you blog with a partner and you’ll both be at TBEX, you EACH have to fill out an application
  • Cancellation of a tour is required a minimum of five (5) days prior to departure date.

Bloggers may only take one pre and/or post FAM or day tour in Ireland, not multiple tours. Optional city tours in Dublin will be published soon (See note below).

Departure Location TBD

Pre-tours: Participants are responsible for arranging accommodations in Dublin before and after their FAM tour; arrival in Dublin is necessary the evening before the FAM tour begins. Please see individual itineraries for further details.

Post-tours: Participants are responsible for arranging accommodations in Dublin before and after their FAM tour; arrival in Dublin is necessary the evening before the FAM tour begins. Please see individual itineraries for further details.

What’s included with each tour:

  • Accommodations (room and tax only) as per the FAM tour itinerary are covered;
  • Transportation, as per the itinerary, is covered by Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and/or tourism industry partners;
  • Guide services, as per the itinerary, are covered by Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and/or tourism industry partners;
  • WiFi is included at most host hotels for overnight tours;
  • Most meals, as noted on the itinerary, are covered.

What’s extra with each tour:

  • Bloggers may be responsible for some meals and alcoholic beverages;
  • Bloggers are responsible for all incidentals;
  • Bloggers are responsible for any gratuities for bellmen and housekeeping staff, at your discretion;
  • Bloggers are responsible for all personal expenses and any medical or travel related insurances.

Although every effort will be made to accommodate requests, there is no guaranteed placement on a FAM tour.

Participation in these trips is for the purpose of discovering editorial content to be published on a blog, website, or print publication. It is expected that all participants will provide Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland with links to all published works resulting from the trip.

Listed below are the trip details, as well as a list of the information needed to fill out the application. When you are ready to begin the application, please select Apply Now at the bottom of the page.

Again, the deadline for all applications is Friday, August 16th, 2013. Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland will begin notifying applicants of their status on Monday, August 19th, 2013.

NOTE: Additional day tours and trips in Dublin will be announced soon. There will be a separate registration for those selections.


Pre-TBEX Trips & Tours


small_dt_091107_085Wild Atlantic Way North West – Pre-FAM

Dates: September 28th – October 1st
Group: 25
Important Note: Programs may be subject to change
View Itinerary


small_ch_jan07_122Surprise yourself, be inspired by Limerick City of Culture – Pre-FAM

Dates: September 29th – October 1st
Group: 25
Important Note: Programs may be subject to change
View Itinerary


small_tm_091107_001Discover Ireland’s ‘Forever Happening’ South East – Pre-FAM

Dates: September 29th – October 2nd
Group: 25
Important Note: Programs may be subject to change
View Itinerary


Post-TBEX Trips & Tours


small_February_2012_17_02_2012_06Wild Atlantic Way West – Post-FAM

Dates: October 5th – October 7th
Group: 25
Important Note: Programs may be subject to change
View Itinerary


small_dingle_coast_path16_july_2013_017Wild Atlantic Way South West – Post-FAM

Dates: October 5th – October 7th
Group: 25
Important Note: Programs may be subject to change
View Itinerary


Application Requirements

  • First, Second and Third choice of Blog Trip
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Primary Twitter Handle
  • Number of Followers
  • Additional Twitter Handle
  • Number of Followers
  • Personal Facebook URL
  • Number of Facebook friends
  • Facebook Page(s) URL, if any
  • Number of Facebook page likes
  • Pinterest user name
  • Number of Pinterest Followers
  • Instagram name
  • Number of Instagram followers
  • YouTube user name
  • Number of YouTube views
  • Blog Name
  • Blog URL
  • Blog Monthly Page Views
  • Blog demographics
  • Your blogging niche
  • Additional Blog URL’s
  • Additional Blog Monthly Page Views
  • Print Outlets you will be pitching to, if any
  • Story Angles that interest you
  • Links to two (2) recent posts showing your writing style
  • Additional Information
  • Dietary, mobility or other needs

APPLY NOW


Photos courtesy of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland