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Tourism bosses are confident next week's royal visit to Galway will lead to a surge in the number of visitors from the UK. Views of the city and county will be beamed across the world due to the presence of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The world's media, which avidly follows members of the royal family to every destination, will undoubtedly ensure the city and county gets a well deserved share of the spotlight.
There is plenty of optimism in the air this week as the local economy is in line for an injection of more than €90 million due to the success of the Galway International Arts Festival and the numbers going through the turnstills at the Galway Races so far up on previous years.
Fáilte Ireland is to provide €1.8 million for the development of 19 orientation and discovery points in Connemara as part of the Wild Atlantic Way. However, although many councillors welcomed the investment, others accused the tourism group of neglecting other areas of the county.
Galway's reputation as one of the tourist capitals of Ireland is not in any danger, according to Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. Despite the grey cloud over the country's financial future, the tourism industry is one of the few within the nation that remains intact.
THE west was awake on twitter all this week after 40 of the world’s top travel and tourism bloggers were brought on an exciting trour of the west of Ireland, courtesy of Failte Ireland.
The Great Western Greenway has been awarded first prize in the Exemplary Initiatives category at the sixth European Greenways awards ceremony in Portugal. Organised by the European Greenways Association, the awards promote examples of best practice in greenway development across Europe.
Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism authority, has published its listing of Ireland’s top visitor attractions for 2012. National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park is among the list of top free attractions, recording 99,682 visitors.
Fancy an exciting living history journey through the heart of medieval Galway? And one which offers an authentic and fun insight into the city’s rich cultural heritage? Then don’t miss Tribes Alive!, an enchanting 60-minute dramatic walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter.
Almost 100 local businesses in Galway have committed themselves to Fáilte Ireland’s Quality, Value, and Service charter during the Volvo Ocean Race.
Galway shops, restaurants, and services could be major beneficiaries from the world popular cruise liner business once the new city port is up and running. Planning permission for phase one of the development is being submitted tomorrow.