Revving up car touring holidays at vintage car festival

Six Irish tourism companies joined Tourism Ireland at the Goodwood Revival in Chichester, England, earlier this month.

One of the largest vintage car festival events in Britain, the Goodwood Revival attracted about 150,000 motor enthusiasts over three days.

Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s deputy head of Great Britain, said: “Visitors who use a car on holidays tend to stay longer, spend more and are more likely to visit more than one region.

“Our attendance at this year’s Goodwood Revival is an excellent platform to highlight our driving routes – including the Wild Atlantic Way, Causeway Coastal Route and Ireland’s Ancient East.”

Tourism Ireland and 12 tourism partners will also attend the Classic Motor Show in Birmingham (November 11-13) – the most popular car exhibition in Britain.

Pictured from left: Fiona Delahunty, Griffin Group; Suzanne Meade, Edward Hotels; Brian Miley, Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney; Julie McLaughlin, Tourism NI; Emily Dodd, Tourism Ireland; John Ryan, Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny; David Cleary, Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels; and Maria McEnery, Ireland’s Blue Book, at the Goodwood Revival.