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19 Oct 2018

Spanish wheelchair travel blogger highlights the island of Ireland

A well-known Spanish digital influencer and wheelchair travel blogger, Miguel Nonay Almale, visited Dublin, Ireland’s Ancient East and Northern Ireland recently, as a guest of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI. The aim of Miguel’s visit was to highlight ease of mobility for disabled visitors to Ireland.
Miguel blogs about accessibility on Viajeros Sin Limite and A Salto de Mata – providing advice and information about destinations around the world to other disabled travellers. He’s a regular con-tributor to TV and radio travel programmes and produces lots of content on accessible destina-tions. His blog has around 300,000 monthly visits and he has almost 15,000 followers on social media (including Facebook and Twitter).

During his time here, Miguel visited various attractions – including the Book of Kells, the National Gallery of Ireland, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Glendalough, Titanic Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway.
Click here to view Miguel’s vlog, called ‘Descubre Irlanda con silla de ruedas’ (‘Discover Ireland with a wheelchair’).
 
Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite Miguel to visit the island of Ireland, to experience for himself some of the many great things to see and do here for Spanish holidaymakers and to highlight the ease of mobility for wheelchair visitors. Tourism Ireland undertakes a busy publicity programme around the world each year to raise the profile of Ireland – and visits by journalists and social influencers are a key element of that programme.
 
“In 2017, we welcomed 435,000 Spanish visitors to the island of Ireland, an increase of +11% on the previous year. Tourism Ireland has an extensive programme of promotional activity under way in Spain this autumn, to highlight short breaks and holidays in Ireland in the shoulder and off-season months and to position us well for 2019.”

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Spanish digital influencer and wheelchair travel blogger Miguel Nonay Almale, in the
Long Room of the Old Library in Trinity College.

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 more than 300,000 people across the island.
  • In 2017, we welcomed 10.6 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of €5.6 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.2 million visitors in 2017.