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Westmeath attractions highlighted in new tourist campaign

The Athlone Tea Rooms, Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, and cruising on the river Shannon are among the Westmeath attractions to be highlighted in a new advertising campaign launched by Tourism Ireland last week.

Boost for Irish tourism as 72 per cent won't holiday abroad this year

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Irish tourism could be set for a surprise boost this year with the revelation in a survey that, as the recession bites and workers fear for their jobs, 72 per cent will not be taking a holiday abroad this year.

Exhibition in Turlough

A new temporary exhibition Straw, Hay and Rushes will open in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, next week and will showcase the great ingenuity of people in using everyday materials to make objects for use about the house and farm.

Mayo tops the poll for clean beaches in Ireland

Mayo has topped the poll for the highest number of blue flags awarded to any one county in Ireland this summer.

The pumphouse gets a face lift

Last week The Pumphouse on High street underwent major surgery.

Mayo promoted as ideal holiday destination

A new tourism initiative, promoting great value deals for holidays in the west of Ireland, reached some one million newspaper readers around Great Britain at the weekend.

Focus on outdoor adventure and spiritualism needed in the west

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As part of the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Learning Networks Initiative, local businesses are currently working together to help meet the challenges of 2009 primarily through two networks, one centred on spiritual tourism and the other catering for outdoor adventure.

Westmeath hoteliers call for creative measures to reverse tourism decline

“The dramatic decline recorded in overseas visitors lays bare the decimated state of our tourism industry this year. These figures compel the Government and the tourism agencies to take immediate, radical and creative action to reverse this downward trend,” so said Joe O’Brien, Chairman of Irish Hotels Federation’s Midlands Branch in response to the 18.4 per cent decline in overseas visits, during May, reported today by the CSO.

Individual Travel Club

Need a well earned holiday but your friends or family are working when you wish to travel? Perhaps they are not interested in travelling to the same destinations as you. Is there some place that you always dreamed of visiting, but you were apprehensive about travelling on your own? Do you want to get away for Christmas and New Year?

Mayo — the next European Destination of Excellence?

The search is on to find Europe’s Destination of Excellence. Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, is inviting entries for the fourth phase of the European Union tourism competition, which is currently being held in 25 EU member states. The winning destination will receive a promotional photo shoot to market itself as well as €5,000 towards highlighting its attractions.


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