Will Wexford Feature in Ireland’s First National Tourism Awards?

Local tourism businesses encouraged to compete for an ‘ITA’

Businesses from across Wexford are being encouraged to participate in the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015 – the first ever national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights that are making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector.

The Irish Tourism Industry Awards – dubbed the ‘ITAs’ – seek to identify those players in the tourism sector who have made a difference and are setting an example for the rest of the industry.

Encouraging businesses in Wexford to get involved, Eamonn McKeon CEO of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation said:

“With these new awards, we now have a high-profile platform to sing the praises of local tourism high achievers.  We are looking to identify those who set the standard for others in the industry to aim for, with their achievements serving as ‘lessons’ in how to get things right. I am more than confident that Wexford is well placed to provide such examples.”

Tourism businesses throughout the country and overseas are being invited to apply and submit their examples under 11 different categories (see editor’s note for more detail) by Monday 16th February. The Irish Tourism Industry Award winners will ultimately be announced at an Awards Event on 24th April 2015.

 Mr McKeon continued –

“I look forward to many great applications from Wexford, to compete with their tourism peers and raise the profile of the great work going on in the county.”

For full details of the awards and application process click here