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    Burren Ecotourism Network – The Best Community Tourism Project

    The Burren Ecotourism Network in County Clare has been named the ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ by Lonely Planet. It blazed a trail in what the Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2021 list” describes as the best in “regenerative travel”.

    The Burren, County Clare © Tourism Ireland

    With the global pandemic bringing leisure travel to a virtual standstill since early 2020 the Lonely Planet was forced into completely reimagining” its best in travel picks for 2021 and it said it has tried to reflect how the world and attitudes to travel have changed.

    For 2021, Lonely Planet has decided to recognize the places and people demonstrating a genuine commitment to community, diversity and sustainability across the world. The global travel company, Lonely Planet, unveiled the accolade in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021, naming the Burren Ecotourism Network as one of ten winners in its new ‘Best in Community’ category.

    Lonely Planet described Burren Ecotourism Network as “an impressive community collaboration of local enterprises which has transformed Ireland’s Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark into a global leader for sustainable tourism”.

    © Burren Ecotourism

    The Burren Ecotourism Network

    The Burren Ecotourism Network sees more than 60 local businesses coming together to promote sustainable tourism at the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. The initiative promotes slow tourism, local engagement and sustainability – with each business signing up to a ‘Code of Sustainable Practice’ that encourages reductions in waste output, water consumption and energy usage.

    From Doolin Ferries & the Cliffs of Moher to the Aillwee Caves & the Burren, have a look at this short video to discover some reasons why this network of tourism enterprises has won this prestigious award. 

    Doolin Ferry at the Cliffs of Moher County Clare © Tourism Ireland

    Awaken your senses with a visit to the Burren. 

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    Tour the dramatic scenery of the Burren with one of our qualified and professional chauffeur drivers and a luxury vehicle at your service throughout. Maybe you would like to add that extra bit of magic to your Ireland tour and stay in some of Ireland’s most prestigious castles on a dream castle vacation.

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    Cliffs of Moher, County Clare© Christopher Hill Photographic 2014, Tourism Ireland
    Note: Featured image at the top of the blog is of the Burren, County Clare © Chris Hill Photographic

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