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22 Aug 2016

90,000 Australians to see Wild Atlantic Way on the small screen

‘The Searching Cyclist’ checks out the Wild Atlantic Way for popular Australian travel show

Australian TV and radio presenter Nick Vindin is filming along the Wild Atlantic Way this week – for two upcoming episodes of a popular cycling travel show called The Searching Cyclist. He is here as a guest of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

The show – which airs on SBS (public television network) in Australia – follows Nick as he explores the scenery, culture and history of holiday destinations around the world by bicycle. This week, Nick is cycling various sections of the Wild Atlantic Way, from Donegal to Kerry. The two resulting 30-minute episodes will air to some 90,000 Australians – or potential holidaymakers for the island of Ireland – this November.

Sofia Hansson, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Australia and New Zealand, said: “We were delighted to invite Nick Vindin to film along the Wild Atlantic Way for his popular ‘The Searching Cyclist’ show. It provides an excellent opportunity to showcase cycling holidays and the spectacular scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way to a large audience back in Australia – inspiring viewers to come and explore the landscapes and locations featured for themselves.”
  Australian TV and radio presenter Nick Vindin, with Elisha Hickey of Perfect Day Surf School, during filming at Strandhill, Co Sligo.

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 220,000 people.
  • In 2015, we welcomed approximately 9.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.7 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in ten language versions around the world, which attracted about 16.5 million visitors in 2015.