43,000 British Travellers To Read About Mayo In Popular Magazine

By Dave Simpson
43,000 British Travellers To Read About Mayo In Popular Magazine

An article highlighting Mayo and its “implausible beauty” features in the latest UK edition of National Geographic Traveller magazine, profiling it to almost 43,000 readers – or potential British holidaymakers.

Tourism Ireland in London, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Jack Southan to visit in the spring. The resulting article appears in the December edition of National Geographic Traveller magazine.

The article highlights some of the many things to see and do, including Achill Island and Keel Strand, with “its turquoise waters and white-pebble beach”. It describes Westport House, Rosserk Friary and Croagh Patrick. It says that “if you think the mainland is spectacular, just wait until you see the islands”.

Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said, “It’s a really great way of showcasing Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way to a large audience of potential visitors – helping us to spread the word about what a great place it is to visit and what makes a holiday in Mayo so memorable. Publicity is an important element of our overall promotional programme, helping to raise awareness through the British media of the many things to see and do on a holiday in Ireland.

“Great Britain is a vital market for tourism to the island of Ireland. It delivers 47% of all overseas visitors and around 30% of all overseas tourism revenue. However, the decline in the value of sterling is certainly a challenge for Irish tourism from Britain right now, which means that competitiveness and the value for money message are more important than ever. Our busy programme of promotional activity continues – to keep Ireland ‘front of mind’ with British travellers.”