Ireland has been named 'Best Luxury Destination' at the Travel + Leisure India's Best Awards 2016.
Voted by 260,000 readers of the magazine, the award saw Ireland beat competition from 55 other destinations such as France, Spain and the USA. Tourism Ireland, who has been working to increase awareness of the island of Ireland in India, welcomed more than 25,000 Indian visitors to the country in 2015.
Accepting the award, Beena Menon of Tourism Ireland, said: "We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this accolade by the readers of Travel + Leisure India magazine. Travellers nowadays have tremendous choice, which makes it more important than ever for us to ensure the island of Ireland stands out from other destinations – so this award is good news indeed.
"Winning Travel + Leisure’s top luxury destination award is really good news, providing Tourism Ireland with yet another opportunity to promote the island of Ireland as a ‘must do’ vacation destination for Indian travellers in 2017."