C’est Magnifique! – Tourism Ireland website wins top award second year in a row

22 March 2012 – Tourism Ireland has scooped the top prize for ‘Best Tourist Board Website’ at the French hospitality industry’s ‘Les Travel D’Or’ awards, for the second year running. Beating off stiff competition from 43 other competitor websites, the Tourism Ireland site, www.discoverireland.com/fr, was voted number one for its winning appeal and content by an impressive 77,661 […]

Irish Tourism to Target Brazil and Russia

Tourism Ireland announces new strategy to attract more high-spending BRIC visitors Tourism Ireland has announced a new strategy to attract more high-spending visitors from the emerging tourism markets of Brazil and Russia. The organisation will target potential holidaymakers in these markets by working closely with airlines and tour operators to increase exposure and demand for holidays […]

Chinese tourists visit Birr to ring in the ‘Year of the Dragon’

                                                      Some of the Chinese tourists who visited Birr Castle last week. Chinese tourists visit Birr to ring in the ‘Year of the Dragon’ 30 January 2012 – A group of Chinese tourists was in Birr last week, ringing in the ‘Year of the Dragon’ Irish-style. During their time here they visited the magnificent Birr […]

Tourism Ireland’s Review Of 2011

2011: The Year When Overseas Tourism Returned to Growth –   Following some of the most difficult years for travel and tourism, the island of Ireland has seen signs of a welcome return to growth in overseas visitors in 2011. By the end of this year, Tourism Ireland expects that almost 7.4 million people will […]

Trade Mission Targets New Tourism Business from China

Tourism organisations from across the island of Ireland took part in a tourism trade mission to China last week. The four-day trade mission, organised by Tourism Ireland’s China office, took in the cities of Shanghai and Beijing and involved a series of B2B workshops, networking events and media interviews for the participating Irish companies. Over […]

Targeting Chinese Tourists For Offaly

A group of influential tour operators from China visited Birr last week as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland. Carefully selected and invited here by Tourism Ireland, the visiting operators were here to experience at first-hand what this part of Ireland has to offer for Chinese holidaymakers. The aim of the trip was to […]

Tourism Ireland Welcomes Growth Of +11% In Overseas Visitors For First Eight Months Of 2011

Welcoming the CSO figures issued today for overseas visitor numbers to Ireland for the period January-August 2011, Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The growth in overseas visitor numbers of +11% for the first eight months of the year is very good news for everyone in the tourism industry.  Particularly welcome is the […]

7 Presidential Candidates support Cliffs in global 7 Wonders competition

The seven candidates contesting the Presidential Election have given their full backing to the Cliffs of Moher in its bid to become one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature as part of the global competition scheduled to conclude on 11th November next.  On recent visits to County Clare, many of the candidates have incorporated […]

Offaly Tourism: Edenderry

Edenderry is a town in the north of County Offaly.  In Irish it reads Eadán Doire, meaning “the hill-brow of the oak wood.”  Edenderry borders counties Kildare, Meath, and Westmeath.  The Grand Canal passes south of the town through the Bog of Allen and there is a short spur to the town centre.  Edenderry is […]

Viral Video Competition ‘Unique Reasons to Visit Offaly’

Are you interested in film making, acting or producing? Do you upload films to the likes of YouTube or Facebook? If you have a home-camera or even a phone, or you think you could be the next Martin Scorsese then this competition could be for you. Offaly County Council in association with Midlands 103 is […]

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