Google has improved Ireland's Google Street View to offer images of top destinations in tourists all over the globe. Sites like Dublin Zoo, Rock of Cashel, Fota Wildlife Park and several other sites have been added. According to Google the new additions will give a boost to Ireland's tourism industry.
John Herlihy, Google's vice-president of online sales and operations, said "Ireland is known for its fabulous scenery and our landscape is dotted with historic monuments, such as the Rock of Cashel. We wanted to show as much of it as possible, so we got out the Street View Trike and started pedaling to add to our collection of Irish imagery. We think it will be a really great boost to Irish tourism that visitors to Ireland will now be able to whet their appetite before arriving on our shores."
CEO of Fáilte Ireland, Shaun Quinn said "With the vast majority of potential visitors researching and planning their holidays through the internet, you are either online or unknown.”
“Giving visitors a real feel for all there is to see here, technology such as Street View will give us the cutting edge needed to attract the 21st-century traveller and win the business, revenue and new jobs that Irish tourism has the potential to achieve.”
Last September the Google Street View Trike started gathering imagery of some of Ireland's top tourist attractions.