Initiative to extend tourist season for Connemara and Aran Islands

Created on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:11
Written by Gillian Mills

A Visitor Experience Development Plan for Connemara Coast and Aran Islands created by Fáilte Ireland aims to extend the tourism season and to spread business across all parts of the region.

Lough Shindilla

Lough Shindilla, Connemara                                                                                                 Photo Gillian Mills 

" Tangible actions and a process for local businesses to become involved will encourage visitors to engage with the true essence and story of the Connemara coast and Aran Islands," remarked Miriam Kennedy, Head of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Eileen Mannion, Galway County Council believes that while the region already benefits from the Wild Atlantic Way, the new plan would provide local tourism operators with the opportunity to develop experiences that would increase visitor duration and spend.

The plan charts a way forward through strong partnerships, delivery of compelling experiences and a focus on getting the  story to the visitor 'inspiring them to travel off-season, stay longer and enjoy the essence of this stretch of coast'.

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