Ireland has been voted the destination with the highest client satisfaction at an annual travel awards ceremony in the US.
The WAVE awards, organised by TravelAge West magazine, took place in Beverly Hills, California and was attended by hundreds of travel industry leaders.
In winning the award, Ireland beat off strong competition in the same category from other destinations like Britain, Spain, Italy and France.
“We are delighted that Ireland has been singled out for this award by TravelAge West," said Joe Byrne of Tourism Ireland.
"Tourism Ireland works closely with the travel trade across the US – online and traditional travel agents and tour operators – to encourage them to feature more Ireland holidays in their brochures and programmes and it is wonderful for us to know that Ireland has delivered exceptional experiences to their clients."
TravelAge West is the leading travel trade publication in the western states of the US. Magazine editors select the nominees for each category and subsequently open the voting to the magazine’s readers who decide the winners.