Tourism sector could be worth up to 1.1 billion to economy this year

Ireland's tourism sector could be worth up to 1.1 billion Euro to the economy this year.

The figures come from Connect17 - a major tourism event taking place at the RDS in Dublin today.

Hundreds of international guests will come to Ireland to discover venues, hotels and other companies for their business.

Founder of the event Nicky McGrane explains what the conference is about: