Fáilte Ireland’s “Meet in Ireland” team has been awarded the 'Best Improver Award for 2019' from the Global Destination Sustainability Index, which has been announced at the
International Congress and Convention Association Congress in Houston, USA.
The GDS- Index is an international organisation that ranks business tourism destinations in terms of how sustainable they are for hosting meetings, incentive, conferences and events (MICE). It assesses factors such as the city environment, social indexes, supplier performance and the convention bureaus itself.
In the past the award has only been given to individual cities, but in recognition of the overall improvement from all of Ireland’s Regional Convention Bureaux - Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry and Galway - the award is being given at a national level to recognise the efforts of the entire country.