Ireland has been named “best emerging destination” for 2013 at a high profile awards ceremony in India organised by Lonely Planet magazine
The annual Blue Balloon travel awards are organised by Lonely Planet magazine India, the most popular travel publication in India, to recognise outstanding performers in the travel and tourism industry.
A jury of travel experts shortlisted popular destinations for Indian travellers in the January edition of the magazine and readers were then invited to name their favourite. Ireland took the top award for “best emerging destination” – beating off strong competition in the same category from Canada, Oman, Croatia, Vietnam and Fiji.
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The award was presented to Tourism Ireland – by John Abraham, a renowned Indian actor and producer – at a gala ceremony attended by travel industry leaders from around India, as well as various Bollywood stars. The voting process was conducted online, as well on the Facebook page of Lonely Planet. Did you vote for us? Share your Ireland stories on our Facebook page – we love to hear from our fans!
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