Welcoming the news that Powerscourt Gardens have been listed at number three in the world’s top ten gardens by National Geographic, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Huge congratulations to Powerscourt Gardens on being listed at number three in the world’s top ten gardens. This accolade from the prestigious National Geographic magazine is good news indeed and gives us another wonderful platform to continue to promote Wicklow and Ireland across the world as a ‘must see’ destination.
“The inclusion of Powerscourt Gardens in such a list will help to give us ‘stand-out’ in a very competitive international marketplace, complementing the messages we convey to potential holidaymakers overseas about the huge variety of things to see and do here. With world-class gardens, spectacular scenery, as well as its extremely rich heritage, Wicklow is set to welcome many more overseas visitors this year, coming to experience all that this beautiful part of Ireland has to offer.”
For further information:
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 087-685 9027
Notes to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
• In 2013, we welcomed an estimated 8 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately €3.64 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, currently rolling out in 11 different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world.