News

Ireland Voted Best International Destination in the World

Ireland Voted Best International Destination in the World

Ireland has triumphed at this year’s Group Leisure Awards in Britain, after being voted by thousands of readers of ‘Group Leisure’ magazine.

Above, Stuart Prosser, Jet2.com, and presenters Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag of Strictly Come Dancing, present the award for Best International Destination to Cormac Ó Suilleabháin and Judith Cassidy, Tourism Ireland.

Beating off stiff competition from the likes of France, Germany, Italy and India to claim the title, the award was presented to representatives of Tourism Ireland at the Group Leisure Awards ceremony, which took place in Birmingham.

The annual awards recognise the best destinations, attractions, and providers for the group travel industry – as voted for by active travel organisers from sports and social clubs, retired associations, special interest societies and other groups.

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this accolade by the readers of Group Leisure magazine and influential group travel organisers around Britain. Travellers nowadays have tremendous choice, which makes it more important than ever for us to ensure the island of Ireland stands out from other destinations – so this award is good news indeed.”

Rob Yandell, Group Leisure magazine publisher, added: “For Ireland to win Best International Destination represents a personal recommendation from group travel organisers.”

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Job Opportunities

World Travel Centre Seeks Senior and Junior Consol Travel Consultants

Neil SteedmanFebruary 23, 2018
Irish Ferries Alton Towers 1

Irish Ferries Unveils New Season Deal at Alton Towers

Neil SteedmanFebruary 23, 2018
IMG_4004

Aer Lingus Roadshow Attracts Large Trade Numbers in Dublin

Michael FloodFebruary 22, 2018
Commission for Aviation Regulation

CAR Publishes Decision Paper on KPIs for Travel Trade Licensing

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Andrew Flintham, Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland

Andrew Flintham Appointed Managing Director TUI UK & Ireland

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
SuperBreak Tower of London

SuperBreak Introduces Six New London Bundles

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Travelport NDC Content

Travelport Announces New Products Enabling Airlines and Agents in NDC Era

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Qatar Airways A350-1000

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of World’s First Airbus A350-1000

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Shannon Airport

Positive 2018 Continues for Shannon Airport with New Routes to Liverpool and Bristol

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland