Tourism Ireland chief to address Donegal promotion concerns

Tourism Ireland will today brief industry representitives from Donegal on its plans to restore overseas tourism to growth next year.

However, the event at the Mill Park Hotel could prove confrontational, with the head of North West Tourism claiming last week that previous initiatives have not worked for Donegal, and the industry here is losing faith in the national body.

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons says the target is to grow overseas tourism next year, bringing in an additional 230,000 visitors, with an emphasis on Britian and Germany.

He believes Donegal can share on that growth.