Fine Gael Cork Senator Jerry Buttimer today (Monday) said the Lonely Planet travel guide inclusion of Cork in its list of the ‘Best in Travel 2010’ is a marvellous achievement, reflecting the vibrancy and vitality of the city and its people.
“This recommendation from one of the most renowned global travel guides is a tribute to the industry, vision, hospitality and cultural creativity of the people of Cork. As the gateway to the south, Cork offers travellers vibrancy, a unique culture and a warmth of spirit which is second to none. This good news story underlines the potential in Cork which must continue to be built upon if the city is to continue to grow.
“I am appealing to the relevant groups to redouble their efforts to continue to make sure that Cork is named the festival capital of Ireland. This recommendation raises Cork’s profile at a critical time in the development of the city and the county and it presents a real opportunity to market and sell Cork as a gem in the Irish crown.
“It is now more essential than ever that the airport tax, which is prohibiting people from travelling to Cork and hindering the growth of the tourism, is eliminated once and for all.”