North Tipperary Tourism Company Ltd. was represented by company member, Arlene White, Nenagh Heritage Centre, on the Shannon Region stand at the recent Volvo Ocean Race Festival in Galway City.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest and toughest ocean race and covers more than 39,000 nautical miles over an eight month period. Along the way the competitors dock at dedicated Race Villages in some of the world’s most stunning, cosmopolitan and historic cities. The 2011 – 2012 Volvo Ocean Race finished in Galway, making the city a hive of entertainment with programmes brimming with concerts, shows, exhibitions, sailing clinics, rides, fireworks and food.
The show provided a unique opportunity to promote the best that North Tipperary has to offer to this market, including the large range of activities on offer, such as water activities, walking and cycling. Those who visited the stand were impressed with the range of accommodation on offer; the choice of exciting festivals and events; and the many cafes, restaurants and dining experiences available in North Tipperary.
Visitors also showed great interest in the 2012 Tipperary Holiday Guidebook and the special offers and packages available in North Tipperary which were promoted at the show.
Pictured recently at the Volvo Ocean Race are: (l – r) Aoife Cowman, Shannon Development, Arlene White, North Tipperary Tourism Company Ltd., Caroline Lannon, Athlone, Co. Westmeath and Cristina De Gregorio, Spain.Caroline was the lucky competition winner who won a prize of a fabulous 2 night B&B break at the stunning Horse & Jockey Hotel, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.