Ireland has been named the "best destination in Europe" by the 18th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
This marks the seventh year in a row that Ireland has been named the "best destination in Europe" by the awards.
Ireland beat off competition from England, France, Greece, Italy and Spain to take the number one spot in the "best destination in Europe" category.
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Welcoming the news, Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons said, "We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for the seventh year in a row for this prestigious award. At the end of what has been a devastating year for travel and tourism, this accolade is some positive news. Our thoughts are with all those people engaged in hospitality at this time. While we face immense uncertainty right now, hope is on the horizon in the form of vaccines. We look forward to a more positive and prosperous year in 2021, and accolades like this really help keep Ireland in the limelight for the right reasons."
Thanks To US Travel Trade Partners
Meanwhile, Tourism Ireland's head of North America, Alison Metcalfe, commented, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank our travel trade partners across the United States, who continue to play a hugely important role. Once this crisis is past and Ireland is open again to overseas visitors, our message for our US travel trade partners is that, when the time is right, we will have everything ready to welcome American visitors back to our shores. We'll be assuring them that tourism companies across the island of Ireland have been implementing all the required new health and safety measures, but will still be ready to deliver a fantastic vacation experience for their clients."
Travel Weekly Details
Travel Weekly is a weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals. Thousands of its readers voted in its awards' various categories earlier this year.
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