Meet in Ireland wins big at prestigious Golden City Gate tourism multimedia awards
Failte Ireland, the Irish national tourism development authority, recently won a prestigious accolade for its business tourism marketing when it was awarded first place in the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category at the Golden City Gate awards for its Meet in Ireland, ‘Why Ireland’ video.
The Golden City Gate awards are presented annually over 5 days at ITB-Cinema at the ITB – Internationale Tourismus Börse in Berlin where best in class tourism videos are recognised.
Produced by Dublin based video production agency, BigO Media, the video confidently portrays Ireland’s unique selling points of Ireland as a world class business tourism destination featuring state of the art infrastructure and the famous 100,000 welcomes.
Welcoming the recognition for Fáilte Ireland’s creative video efforts, Miriam Kennedy, Head of Business Tourism & Events with Meet in Ireland, said:
“This award is recognition for our work in the international profiling of Ireland as the perfect destination for business events including conferences, meetings and incentive trips. The video portrays a positive and upbeat image of today’s Ireland and features our people, our culture, our creativity and our stunning landscapes. It is tailored to appeal to the business events sector to show the energy, creativity and potential which this nation can offer and has been hugely successful in encouraging clients to choose Ireland for their international event.
The recent accolade awarded is a welcome reflection of Fáilte Ireland Business Tourism Unit’s ongoing work.”
Fáilte Ireland was also presented with a special award for its Seen from the Sky drone video of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The footage was filmed using a drone and a GoPro camera by Raymond Fogarty of AirCam Ireland, Cork, with support from Fáilte Ireland during the summer of 2014. Travelling from the Old Head of Kinsale in Co. Cork to Malin Head in Co. Donegal, Raymond’s footage gives a unique perspective of the rugged beauty of Ireland’s West Coast. Produced in partnership with BigO Media, this video is a great resource for travellers to get inspired by the iconic landmarks and natural wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way touring route. ‘Seen from the Sky’