Kerry County Council Wins Top Tourism Award

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Cllr Tom McEllistrim and CEO of Kerry County Council, Moira Morrell accept an Irish Tourism Award from Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohue.

KERRY County Council has won a  top award at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards on Friday night.

The local authority was a finalist in the category for Best Local Authority Tourism Innovation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin.

The Adventure Travel World Summit – Killarney 2014 also won in the Best Business Tourism Innovation category.

Also nominated were the Rose of Tralee in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category and Killarney Adventure Race (Best Adventure Experience category).

The biennial Irish Tourism Industry Awards showcase the country’s most successful and innovative tourism products, services and experiences.

The Awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas.

Winners received an award commissioned by Irish Design 2015 for the Irish Tourism Industry Awards together with promotional branding for use throughout the year.

They are organised and presented by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation, ITIC’s industry members, Fáilte Ireland, and Tourism Ireland.

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