Causeway Coast coup!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Causeway Coast coup! thumbnailThe Causeway Coast, along with Belfast, has been named the number one region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet.

THE Causeway Coast, along with Belfast, has been named the Number One Region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet.
The leading travel media company unveiled the accolade on Tuesday, October 24, in the prestigious Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018 - its collection of the world's hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year.
Belfast and the Causeway Coast came ahead of places like Alaska, the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France and the Aeolian islands in Italy.
Tourism Ireland plans to take every opportunity to maximise this accolade for Northern Ireland over the coming weeks and months. Its promotional campaign will roll out in 14 different markets, including Britain, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordic region, Australia, New Zealand, India and the GCC.
Coleraine DUP councillor Trevor Clarke has welcomed the recognition from Lonely Planet. He said: "Tourism in Northern Ireland has being enjoying something of a renaissance since the 2012 'Our time, our place' campaign.
“The launch of the Titanic visitor experience, the year of food and drink, improved facilities at the Giant's Causeway and the exponential growth in film tourism have all contributed to a more buoyant tourism sector. Whilst a lot of development has been Belfast-centric, we are seeing increasing interest in the Causeway Coast region from overseas visitors.
“Preparations for the Open coming to Royal Portrush in 2019 are well under way and private sector investment will undoubtedly follow, creating new job opportunities and economic benefit for the area.


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