Head of Failte Ireland NW says season not as bad as reported

The Head of Failte Ireland North West has played down reports that 2011 was one of the worst tourism seasons on record for County Donegal stating there are positive.

Paul McLoone says that numbers this year are in line with last and that the major population areas are still doing well.

An ad campaign has been launched in an effort to give a tourism boost to the county as the season draws to a close.

Paul McLoone says there are some encouraging signs with an increase in American visitors:

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