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Ireland West Airport Knock flies high with launch of new Airport Tourism Magazine

Ireland West Airport Knock, in partnership with Mara Media, are delighted to officially launch the new ‘GoWest’ airport magazine dedicated to promoting the West and North West of Ireland.

The magazine, which is the first of its kind for the West of Ireland, is a free publication and will serve as a guide for air passengers to destinations at home and abroad, with particular emphasis on promoting the West and North West of Ireland, highlighting the variety of wonderful attractions and tourism product that this beautiful part of Ireland has to offer visitors. It will also feature interviews with ‘local heroes’ and entertainment personalities who have a connection with the regions.

The free, glossy, 67 page magazine will become one of the biggest magazines in the region with a 20,000+ copy distribution within the airport terminal, hotels, tourist attractions and tourist offices throughout the region. A digital edition will be free to read on all mobile and tablet devices, including iPad and iPhone, and will be featured on the airports website and on their various social media channels.

The first edition is packed with features on local heroes, tourist attractions, accommodation providers from across the region and features an exclusive interview with Manchester Untied star Darren Fletcher, who is a regular visit to Achill Island.

Commenting at the launch of the new magazine, Donal Healy, Marketing Manager, said ‘Go West is full of great travel advice, destination reviews and latest news about the airport as well as showcasing the many wonderful tourist attractions, high quality accommodation providers and activities on offer for visitors to this region.  We have been delighted with the response and support from the Donegal region tourism partners and accommodation providers who have supported this first publication. We wanted it to be distinctive and filled with quality editorial – to be something of value that travellers would want to keep and refer to rather than just pick up in the airport and then leave behind. I am delighted to say that since the magazine went on display a week ago it’s been literally flying off the shelves and we look forward to working with the guys in Mara Media on future publications’.

Hugh Bonner, Managing Director, Mara Media, said ‘Mara Media were delighted, to be asked to publish the new "Go West" magazine on behalf of Ireland West Airport Knock. The magazine is based on quality content, design and most importantly showcasing the vast array of tourism destinations, which the airport now serves. On behalf of myself and Grace McDermott, we look forward to working on further issues with the team at Ireland West Airport in providing this top quality free publication to be enjoyed and used by visitors through the airport and to the beautiful West & North West of Ireland."

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Pictured at the launch of the new ‘Go West’ magazine were, from left to right, Grace Mcdermott, Mara Media, and Donal Healy, Marketing Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock’