Online travel agent, EBookers.com, have confirmed Donegal ranked number one in a nationwide poll with an 800 per cent increase in bookings.
Seamus Neely, Chairman of Donegal Tourism Ltd and Donegal County Manager, commented: “We are absolutely delighted that Donegal has seen an influx of holidaymakers this summer. It is my view that Donegal has a fantastic range of visitor products. We have some of the best hotels, B&B’s and guesthouses in Ireland. We have more Blueflag Beaches than any other county in the country, and most important of all, we offer a high quality tourism product at very competitive rates.
“I would like to praise the excellent work of Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Hotel Federation, Donegal Self-Catering Association, B&B Ireland, and all of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises that have really come together this year to ensure that Donegal’s tourism product is as competitive as any on the Island of Ireland.
“I think it is important to recognise the contribution of the elected members on Donegal County Council for their continued support for the tourism sector. It is our ambition that the rest of the year will be as successful as the last number of months. There are still plenty of reasons to visit Donegal this summer and autumn,” he added.