Westport Tourism Businesses thrive at the CIE Tours International 24th Annual Awards of Excellence

4 Westport Businesses Awarded Merit Awards

Westport Businesses win at CIE Awards

Eithne Cosgrove, Hotel Westport, Vivienne Jupp, CIE Tours, Clare Staunton, Knockranny House Hotel & Spa Westport, Biddy Hughes and Muriel Barry, Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

At a reception in Dublin Castle on January 28th, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Michael Ring TD presented Merit Awards to 4 Westport businesses each having achieved over a 90% satisfaction rating amongst their guests in 2013.

Three Westport Hotels; Hotel Westport, Clew Bay Hotel and Knockranny House Hotel were honoured alongside the only Visitor Attraction in Mayo, the Historic Westport House and Gardens.

Mr Brian Stack, Managing Director of CIE Tours International, said: “2013 was another successful year with business up 20%. We booked in the region of 400,000 bed nights in towns and cities across Ireland last year. Our success is due to the efforts of thousands people up and down the country who are focused on providing excellent service”.

Westport is no stranger to accolades having recently been awarded the ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland’, The Smarter Travel award and numerous Tidy Town competitions among many other awards, “but it is extremely gratifying to see so many Westport businesses represented and awarded at these prestigious industry awards” said Darren Madden of Destination Westport and recipient of an award themselves at the Clew Bay Hotel.

Tourism plays a significant role of daily life in Westport and the cooperation of all the business’s in the town helps make it such a successful and welcoming tourism destination. Indeed, individual businesses have been working together for years to promote Westport under the brand destinationwestport.com.

With a strong focus in customer service, Westport tourism businesses are always looking to the future through expanding product offerings and developing new businesses supported as always by Fáilte Ireland.

2014 promises to be an exciting year to visit Westport, perched on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way it is the perfect place to base yourself and explore all that the region has to offer. For up to the minute special offers on places to stay and things to do, log onto www.destinationwestport.com