600,000 Germans to see Fermanagh on TV Travel Show

12 Oct 2009

Images of Lough Erne Golf Resort and Co Fermanagh will be broadcast to approximately 600,000 Germans this week on a popular TV travel show.  A crew from TV channel VOX TV was here in September filming a German family, Martin and Barbara Baumann and their children, arriving by seaplane at Lough Erne Golf Resort and enjoying a three-day break in Fermanagh.

The visit of the TV crew and the Baumann family was organised by Tourism Ireland in Frankfurt in conjunction with NITB and Lough Erne Golf Resort.  Footage included the family taking part in a golf lesson on the resort’s Faldo course and enjoying a treatment in the Thai Spa, before sitting down to a delicious dinner in the privacy of their Loughside Lodge cooked by acclaimed chef Noel McMeel.  The TV programme will also show the Baumann family fishing on Lough Erne, enjoying an evening of music at the Crows Nest in Enniskillen, as well as visiting Devenish Island and the Sheelin Irish Lace Museum and enjoying some outdoor activities at Lusty Beg Island.

Kristina Gauges, Tourism Ireland Germany, said: “The programme ‘Stern TV Reportage’ is watched regularly by about 600,000 viewers, so this is a great way to highlight the many things to see and do in this part of Northern Ireland; from boating and fishing on Lough Erne, to historic sites like Devenish Island and not forgetting the strongest asset, the warm welcome of the Fermanagh people.

“Germany is an important market for tourism to Northern Ireland, last year delivering 40,000 German visitors.  We have a strong and comprehensive promotional campaign under way this autumn in Germany, with particular emphasis on value for money offers as well as the many activities and things to see and do in Fermanagh and throughout Northern Ireland.”

                                                                                                                                 The crew from German TV station Vox TV filming the Baumann family arriving by seaplane at the jetty at Lough Erne Golf Resort.


Further information:
Clair Balmer/Elaine Moore, Tourism Ireland
Tel:  028 7035 9260 Mobile: 077 6652 7719
Email:   colerainepr@tourismireland.com




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