Tourism Board in Donegal

Harvey’s Point Hotel was the venue for the June board meeting of Tourism Ireland, which took place on Thursday, 16 June. The board members took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the local tourism industry to discuss activity to restart overseas tourism to Ireland this year and the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland is undertaking to highlight Donegal, the Wild Atlantic Way and the island of Ireland around the world in 2022.

Pictured are  Niall Coffey, Harvey’s Point Hotel; Sinéad McGowan, Lough Eske Castle; Siobhan McManamy, Acting Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland; and Stephen McNally, Tourism Ireland board member.

Speaking after the board meeting, Siobhan McManamy, Acting Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: "We were delighted to be in Donegal for this month’s board meeting and to have the chance to meet with representatives of the local tourism industry and to hear directly about their business. It also gave us the opportunity to discuss the restart of overseas tourism to this year and the extensive programme of activity which Tourism Ireland is undertaking around the world to promote Donegal, the Wild Atlantic Way and the island of Ireland to prospective visitors."

Tourism Ireland is rolling out a new "twinning" initiative this year, which involves overseas markets "twinning with" a specific region or area in Ireland. Great Britain is "twinning" with Donegal and Derry, so Tourism Ireland in Great Britain is placing a special focus on the North-West in 2022.