Wicklow known as the Garden of Ireland is welcoming visitors with a “Camino” style passport. Wicklow Tourism wants to encourage visitors to explore more of the county, to walk, cycle, or drive and take part in activities.
Businesses right around Wicklow have signed up to The Wicklow Passport and full details can be found on VisitWicklow. As you explore places in the county you can add a stamp to your passport. The Stamps themselves represent the towns, villages, and tourism areas of Wicklow, with 23 Stamps to collect.
Wicklow Tourism believes that the concept of a passport will encourage more people to enjoy routes within Wicklow this summer and beyond.
Said Fred Verdier, Tourism Officer for Wicklow County Council, “as tourism finally starts to open up in Ireland, we wanted to be ready for our guests coming to explore Wicklow – The Garden of Ireland. The idea of the Passport was born a couple of years ago, and now it is time to launch it, with the goodwill of all our tourism partners around the county.
Our tourism partners have been encouraged to include The Wicklow Passport in their own marketing – on their websites, and on their social media. And we are finding that this concept has fostered a real spirit of tourism working together.”
He continued “and of course our visitors benefit too. The Wicklow Passport gives visitors new ideas of things to do and places to see and visit. Collect 15 or more stamps and become a Wicklow Ambassador, and receive a special Certificate and gift from Wicklow Tourism. Check the http://visitwicklow.ie/specials page for dedicated Wicklow Passport offers.”
See how the passport works on this video.