Spanish Wheelchair Travel Blogger Highlights Ireland
Well-known Spanish digital influencer and wheelchair travel blogger, Miguel Nonay Almale, visited Dublin and Northern Ireland recently, as a guest of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.
The aim of Miguel’s visit was to highlight ease of mobility for disabled visitors to Ireland. Miguel blogs about accessibility on sites Viajeros Sin Limite and A Salto de Mata – providing advice and information about destinations around the world to other disabled travellers.
Miguel is also a regular contributor to TV and radio travel programmes and produces lots of content on accessible destinations. His blog has around 300,000 monthly visits and he has almost 15,000 followers on social media (including Facebook and Twitter).
During his time here, Miguel visited various attractions – including the Book of Kells, the National Gallery of Ireland, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Glendalough, Titanic Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway. His video on his trip can be viewed here to view Miguel’s vlog, called ‘Descubre Irlanda con silla de ruedas’ (‘Discover Ireland with a wheelchair’).
“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite Miguel to visit the island of Ireland, to experience for himself some of the many great things to see and do here for Spanish holidaymakers and to highlight the ease of mobility for wheelchair visitors.”Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain, said in a statement. “Tourism Ireland undertakes a busy publicity programme around the world each year to raise the profile of Ireland – and visits by journalists and social influencers are a key element of that programme.”
Tourism Ireland say they have an extensive programme of promotional activity under way in Spain this autumn, to highlight short breaks and holidays in Ireland in the shoulder and off-season months and to position the Emerald Isle well as a tourist destination for 2019.
In 2017, Ireland welcomed 435,000 Spanish visitors, an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year.