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Lanzarote Wins Dual Irish Travel Awards

Monday January 31, 2011

Lanzarote Wins Dual Irish Travel Awards

Lanzarote won its ninth consecutive prize at the Irish Travel Industry Awards last week, picking up the title of Best Beach Destination once again. This year the island was competing against rival hotspots, such as Tenerife, Mallorca and the Algarve, but still managed to secure the number one position, despite declining Irish tourist numbers.

But this wasn´t the only prize that Lanzarote managed to land, as the Irish Travel Agents Association also voted the island the best winter sun destination, ahead of exotic locations such as Brazil, Madeira and Orlando.

The Councillor for Tourism, Carmen Gonzalez, who attended the fair last week, has hopes that the island´s continuing popularity with Irish holidaymakers will help arrest the current downward trend in visitor numbers. Which fell again by 8.7% last month an are now down by over 25% versus the high water mark of 2008.

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