, part of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), has launched the Go Anywhere Gift Card to help encourage potential guests to book a staycation in Ireland this autumn and winter.

The card is accepted by hundreds of hotels and guesthouses throughout the country, whether it be for a family getaway, a stay in a destination hotel or a mini break.  Simply visit and purchase a card in denominations from €50 to €1,000.

The gift card also facilitates the receiver booking directly with the hotel or guesthouse, which can have additional benefits such as special offers and reduced prices not available through third party sites.

Recent research from Fáilte Ireland shows that 60% of Irish people are planning a break in Ireland over the next five to six months.

IHF President Elaina Fitzgerald Kane said: “Irish hotels and guesthouses excel at creating truly memorable experiences for our guests, and that’s why we’re very excited to be launching this gift card – bringing together hundreds of our member hotels and guesthouses to create a fantastic and really flexible gift experience.  As a nation we are very generous when it comes to giving gifts and what better way to brighten up someone’s day than a gift that opens up so many options for a break away in Ireland. And of course, it’s a great way to support Irish tourism and local businesses.”

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht said: “The Go Anywhere Gift Card is a wonderful idea for a gift, especially with the added benefits of the Stay and Spend Scheme. It will afford the recipient an opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful hotels available all over our beautiful country and the excellent value on offer.”

Paul Kelly, CEO, Fáilte Ireland stated: “The card will make a perfect gift particularly as we enter the run-in to Christmas and we hope it will encourage and inspire people to take breaks and enjoy the abundance of wonderful hotels across the country.”

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