General Industry

Ireland Voted Best International Destination

By Dave Simpson
Ireland Voted Best International Destination

Ireland has triumphed at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards in Britain, after being voted Best International Destination by thousands of readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.


Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Paris, Venice, Amsterdam and Malta to claim the title, the award was presented to representatives of Tourism Ireland at the Group Leisure Awards ceremony, which took place in Milton Keynes. Additionally, the Best Ferry award went to Irish Ferries.

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony returned for its first live/in-person event in three years, to recognise the best destinations, attractions, accommodation, experiences and providers for the group travel industry, as voted for by active travel organisers from sports and social clubs, retired associations, special-interest societies, and other groups.

Statement By Chief Executive Of Tourism Ireland

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said, “We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this accolade by the readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine, and by influential group travel organisers around Britain. As our industry recovers from the pandemic, this award is really good news. 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.”

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