Garden county at big holiday show in north
Martina Hill, Tourism Officer at the Wicklow Tourism stand in Belfast WICKLOW County Tourism were present promoting the Garden County as an attractive destination at the Holiday World Show held in Belfast last weekend.
Martina Hill, Tourism Officer with Wicklow Tourism, attended all three days of Northern Ireland’s largest tourism show.
‘Because of the extreme weather on Friday, attendance was slightly lower than normal but on Saturday and Sunday they turned out in large numbers. Wicklow is an extremely popular County for the Northern Irish market and it was important to show potential visitors how great Wicklow is as a holiday destination,’ says Martina.
Tom Fortune, Chairman of Wicklow County Tourism, also felt the show was worthwhile attending and helped to push Wicklow forward as an ideal county to visit.
‘Over the past two years, there has been an increase in people choosing to stay in Ireland for their holidays.
Wicklow Tourism is very keen to remind people in Ireland how great of a destination we are.”
Wicklow County Tourism had previously negotiated with the organisers to have a dedicated area for the County. The area was shared with Bray Tourism, who attended their first Belfast show, and the Strandwood Hotels in Wicklow.
Part of Wicklow County Tourism’s objective for 2013 will be to increase Wicklow’s exposure to the domestic market.
Tourism is one of the mainstays of the county economy.