Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Kanye and Kim

Kanye and Kim

KANYE West and Kim Kardashian may have honeymooned in Laois, but there is still some way to go for the county to be recognised as a tourist destination of choice for Irish holiday-goers.

In a recent survey, Laois was only beaten by Leitrim in the number of votes for ‘least appealing county for a holiday’. The survey was conducted by and more than 1,700 people took part in the survey

Laois fared better in the ‘favourite county to holiday’, trumping half-a-dozen counties, including neighbours Offaly, Carlow, as well as Derry.

Angela Keegan, managing director of, said: “While every county cannot be a Kerry or Galway, there is still huge scope for counties to develop and market their attractions. Over 40% of respondents believe the recession has led to better holiday home rental and, once domestic visitors arrive, foreign tourists will quickly follow. This year, we have seen a big increase in traffic to our holiday rental section and this bodes well for the tourism sector.”


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