Ireland was named 'Best Destination: Europe' at the Travel Weekly annual Readers Choice Awards, where it beat off tough competition from England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
Travel Weekly is the leading weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals and some 15,000 of its readers voted in the various categories earlier this year.
Ireland also won this award in 2014 and 2015.
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Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland’s CEO, said, "We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this award in the United States. 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 really good news, coming at the end of another record-breaking year for Irish tourism from the US and as we prepare to kick off another extensive promotional drive in 2017, in this all-important market."