Top Five For Ireland!
Published on Oct 21 2014 10:11 AM in General Industry
Ireland has been named the fifth best country in the world to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet. The popular travel guidebook publisher has unveiled the accolade in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 – its collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year.
“Ireland is stunningly scenic," reads Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015. "It is the real deal… its traditions – music, dance, whiskey and beer – [are] firmly intact, and the cosmopolitan, contemporary Irish are just as friendly and welcoming as their forebears were known to be. Ireland is stunningly scenic, its traditions firmly intact and the cosmopolitan, contemporary Irish are just as friendly and welcoming as their forebears were known to be."
Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The inclusion of Ireland at number five in this new Lonely Planet book is really good news and will surely help to inspire travellers everywhere to put Ireland on their holiday wish-list for 2015. It also gives Tourism Ireland another wonderful hook to continue to promote the island of Ireland around the world as a ‘must visit’ destination.”
Tourism Ireland will take every opportunity to maximise this latest accolade over the coming weeks – spreading the word through specially created page on its website, Ireland.com, through its social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, and at major travel fairs like the upcoming World Travel Market. Top 10 Countries in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 20151. Singapore2. Namibia3. Lithuania4. Nicaragua5. Ireland6. Republic of Congo7. Serbia8. The Philippines9. St Lucia10. Morocco