Ritchie Hosts Visit of US Consul General Gregory Burton
Speaking after US Consul General Mr Burton toured the many attractions in St Patrick’s Country and the Mournes, South Down MP Margaret Ritchie said: “It is important for our local tourism industry and our local economy as a whole that we take every opportunity to spread the word worldwide that St Patrick’s Country and the Mournes is a premier, cultural and activity tourism destination.
“Mr Burton was impressed by the very wide range of activities and places to visit in St Patrick Country and the Mournes and could see how as a holiday destination we offer the full package to families. Offering the mix of early Christian heritage and culture along with wonderful scenery and many activities including water and mountain based sports.
“The US is a large market for South Down tourism and is increasing every day. Visits such as this are a way of putting South Down and our tourism product on the map.”