Ireland: The Best at “Good”


Plenty of great golf can be had in the world’s top “good” country.


Ireland has been ranked the “goodest” country in the world, according to the first index measuring what 125 countries on earth contribute to the rest of the planet and its inhabitants.

The results of the inaugural ‘Good Country Index’ were unveiled at a TedSummit in Berlin last week by the founder of the index, Simon Anholt.

The Irish came in first in relation to the size of its economy, and its combined global contributions to science and technology, culture, international peace and security, world order, planet and climate, prosperity and equity, and the health and wellbeing of humanity.

This list of achievements lead Ireland to outrank the 125 other countries in the index, and with tourism contributing the equivalent of AUD $7.2 billion, this global image is good news for the country.

Tourism Ireland Australia and New Zealand manager Diane Butler said that anything that reaffirms a positive image of Ireland globally helps boost tourism, praising the results of the Good Country Index.

“The image of Ireland is integral to our overall tourism offering; and ensuring we maintain a positive image around the world is a key factor in ensuring tourism growth into the future,” Butler said.

“We know that interest in visiting the island of Ireland remains high in Australia and New Zealand. Our job is to convert that interest into actual bookings.”


Via Travel Weekly



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