General Industry

Dublin Voted 'Best Weekend Destination In The World'

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Voted 'Best Weekend Destination In The World'

Dublin has been named the "Best Weekend Destination in the World" by the readers of American travel magazine Global Traveler at its 11th annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards in Philadelphia.


In its annual survey, Global Traveler asked its readers to decide on their favourite destinations, attractions, hotels, airlines and cruise providers around the globe. The magazine has unveiled the results of its survey, including its list of global destinations which readers felt were the best weekend destination. Beating off stiff competition from other popular destinations - including Rome and Paris - Dublin was voted number one, for the second year in a row.

Statement By Interim Chief Executive Of Tourism Ireland

Welcoming the news, Siobhan McManamy, interim chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said, "I am delighted that Dublin has been named the 'Best Weekend Destination in the World', in this year's prestigious Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This accolade, as voted for by the readers of Global Traveler magazine, gives Tourism Ireland another great hook to continue to promote the island of Ireland in the US and elsewhere around the world as a 'must see' destination."

Ireland Showcased In Arizona

The above news follows news that Five tourism companies from Ireland joined Tourism Ireland in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the tenth annual Luxury Travel Advisor’s (LTA) ULTRA Summit.

The LTA ULTRA Summit is a three-day event attended by travel buyers from the United States who specialise in high-spend luxury travel. The invite-only event involved a programme of bespoke one-to-one appointments, offering an opportunity for the tourism companies from Ireland to meet and do business with the luxury travel buyers. The aim was to ensure that Ireland is top of mind with the buyers when recommending destinations and planning programmes for their clients.


Read More: Ireland Showcased In Arizona

© 2023 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.