We predicted earlier in the year that vacations in Ireland were going to boom at all levels and sure enough its come to pass. Developments such as the Wild Atlantic Way have given a new dimension to private and luxury tours of Ireland. Its also fair to see that this has built on the momentum of other initiatives by the tourist industry here such as The Gathering and Limerick’s designation as Irish Cultural Capital in 2014.
We mentioned last month that official tourism numbers recorded were up significantly and this was being fuelled by North American and UK visitors, partly assisted by the growing connections and routes from Dublin and Shannon International Airports. Official figures released this week from those airports underline this, with Shannon Airport handling 40,000 passengers last weekend alone. In fact passenger throughput in Shannon is up 20% on 2013, and Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up by 15% on last year alone. This is all great news and of course its made the hotels busy and this is what we foresaw. At Executive Hire we enjoy great working relations with Irelands leading castle Hotels at Adare manor, Dromoland, and Ashford Castle. We have been working hard all season to book our clients in advance so they won’t be disappointed.
For those of you who have yet to travel, you’ll be glad to know we are still running our Special Offers for each of our site seeing luxury tours of Ireland, and our golf tours Ireland experiences. On account of the above tourism season business we would add a word of caution that we must first check hotel availability but leave that to us as its our job to make it easy for you and to get you great value in Ireland’s leading luxury hotels.
We have been busy on all fronts this year. As ever we have been updating our luxury all-Mercedes fleet. We have expanded our 7 Day Tours so you get extra site-seeing opportunities, and we have developed new combination vacations for site seeing and golf so that everybody can be catered for. We have also tailored our 10 and 12 day tour offers so you can base yourself from Dublin or Shannon. However two things that haven’t changed are our friendly group of private driver guides, who we pride ourselves on as being the best chauffeurs in the business. Also our unique way of showing you the real Ireland in a very special and personal way has not nor will not change. These are the attributes our many returning guests tell us are our hallmark, and you can read about this in their own words at our Trip Advisor location.
Why not book yourself a vacation of a lifetime for 2015, its still not too late. You can call Mike Ryan 24/7 and discuss a customized tour of Ireland to see all those sites you’ve promised yourself. We’ll do what we do best and make it extra special for you. Calling from US & Canada we are at 1 888 793 0416, and from anywhere else in the world its +353 (87) 793 0447.
Thanks for reading, Mike