Loop Head peninsula in global top 100 list

‘Sustainable Destinations’ list includes Easter Island, Vancouver, La Palma and Svalbard

Christian Windirsch and Doreen Germerodt, from Frankfurt, Germany, viewing the cliffs on Loop Head peninsula near Kilkee , Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Christian Windirsch and Doreen Germerodt, from Frankfurt, Germany, viewing the cliffs on Loop Head peninsula near Kilkee , Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

 

The Loop Head peninsula in Co Clare is the only Irish destination named in the inaugural Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 travel guide.

The guide recognises and promotes destinations around the world that have adopted sustainable tourism practices.

Loop Head and Kilkee join a host of leading global destinations in the top 100, including the New Forest and Lake District National Parks (UK), Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile), Vancouver (Canada), La Palma (the Canaries, Spain), Etosha National Park (Namibia), Svalbard (Norway) and Wild Coast (South Africa).

Cillian Murphy, chairman of Loop Head Tourism, said the body had set itself “the target of becoming a best practice example of how tourism in a rural area should be developed and the award today goes a long way to validating the choices we have made in the past five years to make that happen.”

The top 100 selection can be found at greendestinations.info