Ireland remains a popular tourist location with 6.8 million overseas tourist visits in 2013, including 187,000 visitors from Australia and New Zealand. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Irish economy, which is estimated to be worth almost €4 billion each year.
Getting to Ireland has never been easier with new air routes and additional seat capacity available in 2014 from Australia and New Zealand via the Gulf and from mainland Europe and Great Britain.
Ireland's main tourist attractions include its rich cultural heritage, scenery, friendly people and relaxed way of life. It is also a popular location for sporting enthusiasts with numerous golf courses in addition to fishing, cycling, riding, water sports and other activities.
2014 continues to be another exciting year for visitors to Ireland as they get to experience Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, stretching all the way from the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork. The new route rivals the world’s best driving tours, along 2,500 km of the wildest, most captivating scenery, with lots to do and see along the way.
You can find the experience that’s just waiting for you at www.Ireland.com
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