*Wipes tear away*
Ireland has been named Best European Destination for groups at the Group Travel Awards, for the second year running.
We beat off other popular European countries like Italy, Germany, Paris, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium to claim the title.
The annual awards celebrate and recognise the best destinations, events, accommodation, transport providers and attractions for the British group travel industry – as voted for by readers of GTO(Group Travel Organiser) magazine.
Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said:
'We are delighted that Ireland has been voted Best European Destination once again at the Group Travel Awards and we would like to thanks all the group travel organisers who voted for us.
'Travellers nowadays have tremendous choice, which makes it more important than ever for us to ensure the island of Ireland stands out from other destinations - so this award is good news indeed, reminding group organisers around Britain that Ireland is the ideal choice.'
We're not surprised at all.