Ireland has won the award for Best Luxury Destination at the 2016 Travel+Leisure India’s Best Awards in New Delhi. The readers voted it for the category of Best Luxury Destination. This year the reader polls were entirely on their digital platforms (website and tablet edition) and they had a record number of reader responses for the awards.
Discussing the award, Huzan Fraser Motivala and Beena Menon, India Representatives, Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this accolade by the readers of Travel+Leisure magazine. Travellers nowadays have tremendous choice, which makes it more important than ever for us to ensure the island of Ireland stands out from other destinations – so this award is good news indeed. Winning Travel+Leisure ‘s top award for best deals is really good news, providing Tourism Ireland with yet another opportunity to promote the island of Ireland as a ‘must do’ vacation destination for Indian travellers in 2017.“
“Tourism Ireland has been working to increase awareness of the island of Ireland in India and in 2015 Ireland welcomed over 25,000 visitors from India. This accolade from Travel+Leisure will help inspire Indian holidaymakers to choose the island of Ireland; it also provides Tourism Ireland with another great hook to continue to promote Ireland as a ‘must see’ destination in 2017.”
Travel+Leisure India & South Asia is a travel and luxury magazine published monthly by American Express Publishing Corporation. The circulation of this magazine is around 260,000 American Express card members consisting of Centurion, Platinum and Gold card members. The last one year Travel+Leisure has grown in circulation, marked their 10th anniversary, and expanded their reach through events and digital initiatives which now also include original video content.