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Minister of State Michael Ring is enjoying a sunny tenure in his tourism portfolio.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week announced €3.2m funding for the next phase of the Wild Atlantic Way development. As part of the overall funding package €360,000 has been allocated to Mayo for works on 24 discovery points and four embarkation points along the route.
Whether it is our dramatic coastal scenery, world class cycling attractions or soft, rolling green hills, something about Mayo has mass appeal.
The majestic holy mountain of Croagh Patrick has been selected as one of only a handful Irish destinations which have been included in the just-published Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures.
Despite recent upbeat reports regarding an increase in overseas visitors to Ireland in 2011, Fáilte Ireland warned against any complacency in the tourism sector this year, during its annual tourism industry briefing for the Galway region held in the city last week
Failte Ireland has made a commitment to help promote Mayo Tourism throughout 2012 following its annual Tourism Industry Briefing held in Westport on Tuesday last. In a discussion with tourism operators in the county at Knockranny House Hotel, the tourism body warned against any complacency in the sector, stressing that the hard lessons and good work of the last few years will need to continue.
Westport played host to a Failte Ireland Adventure and Activity two-day forum this week which was attended by tourism operators from abroad keen to see what Mayo has to offer as well as local operators interested in learning from their counterparts’ experiences abroad.
Fáilte Ireland has welcomed Communications Minister, Pat Rabbitte’s announcement of a new Rural Broadband Scheme aimed at providing universal broadband access throughout Ireland by the end of 2012.
Health conscious over-fifties are driving growth in adventure tourism and providers in the sector are likely to enjoy even further demand due to the changing demographics in Irish society. Such were the findings presented at Fáilte Ireland’s National Adventure and Activity Forum which took place earlier this month and was attended by representatives from Mayo’s tourism and activity breaks trade.