A regal time in Waterford as tourism sector gets set for busy season

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Kate Fletcher O’Connor and Will McInerny at Lismore Castle Gardens for the launch of Visit Waterford's summer campaign.

WITH the summer months fast approaching, Visit Waterford and the region’s tourism and hospitality industry are preparing for an even busier summer season as they get set to welcome increasing numbers of domestic and international tourists to Ireland’s oldest city and county.
As Ireland prepares for its first summer without restrictions since 2020, there is huge optimism across Waterford’s tourism and hospitality industry according to David McCoy, Chairman of Visit Waterford.
He said: “Waterford enjoyed a very busy summer in 2021 in line with domestic travel opening up and we especially look forward to welcoming even more international visitors back, there are already signs of increased footfall, which of course is a hugely important step in the rebuilding of the industry to pre-pandemic levels.”
This week, Visit Waterford launched its 2022 summer tourism campaign, ‘Waterford – Your adventure starts here’, which will showcase what Waterford city and county has to offer as a tourism destination in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Cllr Seanie Power, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said, “Waterford is a fantastic tourism destination and we are certainly spoilt for choice when we look at what’s on our doorstep. Whether you are looking to climb the Comeragh Mountains, make a splash in the sea, cycle the greenway or soak up the vibrancy of Waterford City, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Tina Darrer, Co-owner of Dooley’s Hotel in Waterford City commented: “Confidence is high among the international travel market in choosing Waterford and the South East as an attractive travel destination. Many of Waterford’s much-loved festivals are back this year which is fantastic and it’s great to see such confidence and positivity across the industry.”
For further information, see www.visitwaterford.com

Kate Fletcher O’Connor and Will McInerny at Lismore Castle Gardens for the launch of Visit Waterford’s summer campaign.