The Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen has taken the top spot on the “Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015” list, on the hugely popular Huffington Post website – which has about 65 million readers in the United States. The author of the list – Richard Bangs – is a widely respected travel writer, who was invited by Tourism Ireland in New York to visit Fermanagh and Northern Ireland in 2013.
Commenting on the accolade, Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland’s CEO, said: “Congratulations to all at the Lough Erne Resort on this truly well-deserved accolade. Publicity is a very powerful tool in promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland in the United States and elsewhere around the globe. The Huffington Post website has about 65 million readers, so this type of positive exposure and recognition is invaluable – it is publicity that money simply cannot buy. This accolade comes just at the right time, as we begin to ‘tee up’ the Irish Open in 2017 which will be played on the Lough Erne championship course.”
To read the article on the Huffington Post website, click here
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is responsible for in excess of 4.9% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 40,000 jobs.
- In 2013, an estimated 1.7 million overseas visitors visited Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately £474 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is ireland.com, which is available in ten different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.