Donegal’s wealth of tourist destinations and recent awards has been brought to the attention of the thousands of people who visited the annual Holiday World Shows in both Belfast and Dublin in recent weeks.
The Dublin Holiday World Show saw over 43,000 people making their way to the RDS in Dublin and over 22,000 in Belfast Titanic Exhibition Centre.
This is the second year running that a combination of Donegal Tourism staff, tourism organisations and local businesses have joined forces to take part in the Holiday World Show and let people know just what Donegal has to offer.
Attendees at the Holiday World Exhibition were pleasantly surprised with the value for money and quality of accommodation within the county and Donegal Tourism staff were on hand to inform potential holiday makers of some of the many accolades that Donegal had recently received, including being named as the National Geographic Traveller’s “Coolest Place on the Planet 2017”, listed as the “Most Beautiful County in Ireland” by the popular website ‘”Ireland Before You Die” winner in the ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ category in the inaugural Irish Independent 2017 Reader Travel Awards and the exposure from the filming of Star Wars at Malin Head to name but a few! This certainly peaked the interest of attendees at the event and many have put Donegal on top of their list of holiday destinations.
Donegal Tourism Ltd and partners would like to extend our gratitude to all of the businesses who donated prizes. These competitions have provided an extensive customer database that will be contacted on a regular basis with news and information about holidays in County Donegal. It is going to be a bumper year for tourism in Donegal.