Home Directory EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum Voting closes in EPIC competition for World's Leading Tourist Attraction

Voting closes in EPIC competition for World's Leading Tourist Attraction

Could a Dublin museum be named World's Leading Tourist Attraction ahead of the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Mount Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu? With your help it will.

There is only one week left to vote for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to be named World's Leading Tourist Attraction in the 2019 World Travel Awards. Voting closes on Sunday, October 20th.

The museum, recently voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction, is one of fourteen world finalists and will take on the Taj Mahal, India; Warner Bros World, Abu Dhabi; The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, Florida; Table Mountain in South Africa, Machu Picchu of Peru and the Great Wall of China, among others.

Voting for the award online is now underway.  People can vote at www.epicchq.com/vote to make EPIC the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

Aileesh Carew, Director of Sales and Marketing at EPIC, is confident that they can bring the globally prestigious title back to Ireland.

“The reaction we have experienced since winning the award of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction earlier this year has been a real reflection of the esteem our visitors and partners hold our museum in. We tell the stories of the Irish emigration experience with dignity and care and this is reflected in the thousands of positive reviews our visitors have left us over the past three years.

Our founder, Neville Isdell, had a vision to create a local museum that could connect globally and now Irish people and people of Irish descent around the world are invited to support one of the only museums in the world that honours them.

Titanic Belfast won this award with great public support in 2016, and Spike Island was a finalist in 2017 and 2018. We hope that our visitors and supporters will join us in bringing this award back to Ireland.”

The museum, which will welcome over 300,000 visitors this year, shows the far-reaching influence of Irish people and covers 1,500 years of Irish history. It tells the powerful story of 10 million Irish people who travelled abroad to start a new life, including the contributions they have made, and the enormous influence they had and continue to have on the world.

The museum takes visitors on a journey of emigration from Ireland to the far corners of the globe, including America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

People are asked to vote at www.epicchq.com/vote

The World Travel Awards, celebrating their 26th anniversary this year, are renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Previous winners of the award include the Las Vegas Strip and Machu Picchu.  The World Travel Awards Final will be held in Oman on 28th November 2019.