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Numbers visiting Bantrys tourist office are up by 12

September 14th, 2015 3:29 PM

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BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

BANTRY’s tourist office has recorded a large increase in visitors this summer.

Numbers calling to the office in the town’s Square have topped 17,000 this year, according to official figures.

‘We have had 17,000 visitors to the office since we opened in April,’ said Eileen O’Shea of Bantry Tourism Development Association.

The figures represent a 12% increase on the previous year – backing up similar positive figures for national tourism.

Ms O’Shea said the Association has noticed a big increase in tourists from Europe, and particularly the UK.

‘The sterling exchange for the UK market has proven to be a big advantage,’ she said.

‘The UK market is traditionally very good for West Cork. The many festivals and events around West Cork are all good for visitors, particularly with the poor weather this summer,’ she said. ‘The new Bantry Blueway is an added attraction here in the town,’ she said, referring to the water trail for boating enthusiasts and kayakers, which was recently launched by the Bantry Bay Port company.

Flags and information points are dotted throughout Bantry Bay to allow water users to plot journeys and pinpoint areas to visit while travelling along the coast.

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