The Guinness Storehouse has been shortlisted as a finalist in the “Europe’s leading tourist attraction” category in the prestigious World Travel Awards. Hailed as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry,’ the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s first attraction to be shortlisted for the award.

Now in its 22nd year, the World Travel Awards is widely acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

Paul Carty, Managing Director, Guinness Storehouse commented on the latest endorsement “Today is a very proud day for the team. We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized on the same stage as some of Europe’s most iconic visitor attractions. Previous winners of the award include the Eiffel Tower and the Acropolis, and it is an honor to stand with them on the shortlist for these prestigious awards.

“The team in Guinness Storehouse works extremely hard to push the boundaries of industry excellence. We would be delighted if the people of Ireland could help us claim the ultimate accolade by voting Guinness Storehouse as Europe’s leading tourist attraction”.

Other historic and famous attractions also listed on the shortlist include the Acropolis, Athens, Buckingham Palace, England, La Sagrada Familia, Spain, Ribeira do Porto, Portugal, the Roman Colosseum, Italy, and the Eiffel Tower, France.

The World Travel Awards European gala ceremony will be held in Forte Village, Sardinia on September 5, 2015. To vote for the Guinness Storehouse as Europe’s leading tourist attraction in the World Travel Awards click here. Voting closes on 26th July 2015 and winners will be announced shortly afterwards.

Since opening its doors in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse, a seven story treasure trove of all things Guinness, has welcomed in excess of 13 million visitors to date. Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse can learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy; immerse themselves in the best Guinness ads in newly opened advertising exhibit and take in the famous 360⁰ views from the Gravity Bar, the highest bar in Dublin city.

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