Dublin Airport was among the winners at the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards presented at the weekend by Tourism Minister Shane Ross.
The airport was honoured in the category for Best International Access Initiative which was open to air and sea carriers, and air and sea ports.
The category focused on businesses or organisations demonstrating a commitment to the development, delivery, promotion and successful sales of a new or existing service or route opening new overseas markets or sectors and increasing the number of international visitors to Ireland.
Other nominees in the category were Aer Lingus, Cork Airport, Dublin Port Company and Irish Ferries.
Other award winners on the night included Westport House for Best Leisure Tourism Innovation and the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre for Best Cultural Experience.
There was also a Special Recognition Award from the Irish Tourism Industry for the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, which the adjudicating panel felt shone a positive spotlight on Ireland to a global audience.
The presentation event at the Clayton Hotel was attended by more than 550 people. Minister Ross said all the winners were “shining examples of a vibrant industry”
Above: Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison accepts the award from Tourism Minister Shane Ross, with (centre) Paul Carty, Guinness Storehouse.