To say the least, 2020 will be a year which will be mentioned in the history books. Where Covid19 has the world in here grip, all levels of business have been affected. But a sector which has definitely been affected most is the tourism sector.
And where European destinations are slowly opening up again for visitors, do we really want to go abroad this year?
Busy airports and flights don't sound appealing, and you can be guaranteed that tourist destinations won't be the same either, so is it really worth while going away for a sun holiday?
Have you considered a staycation in County Sligo, Ireland. We admit that the weather won't be always a balmy 30 degrees nor will there be many palm trees along the beach, but what we promise you is quiet beaches, beautiful forest walks and amazing scenery. Sligo is wild, it has amazing scenery and it is an outdoor adventurers paradise.
The local hospitality sector will welcome you with open arms (or maybe not, but you will be welcomed with a smile and the perfect service from a safe 2 meter distance away). And the hospitality sector is probably the sector which has been hit the hardest during covid19, so by enjoying a staycation, you help these hard working businesses towards their recovery.
So what can you expect when you stay in County Sligo?
Foodies will be spoiled for choice. The Sligo food scene has made a name for itself over the last few years, and Sligo Food trail (https://sligofoodtrail.ie/) treats you to an abundance of tastes, unexpected food experiences and freshly cooked food using only the best of local produce.
And you can be sure that the local hospitality sector has implemented all required safety requirements allowing you to enjoy a scrumptious meal.
But Sligo brings you so much more, with the Wild Atlantic on its doorstep, it isn't hard to see why Sligo is called an adventure paradise. From rock climbing to hiking, from kayaking to paragliding, County Sligo is an outdoor playground.
And where it is home to one the world's best spots for big wave surfing, it is also the perfect location for splashing around and learning to surf.
So when you decide to enjoy a staycation in County Sligo, embark on a new adventure (https://adventuresligo.ie/ ) .
The great thing about staying in County Sligo is the huge selection of accommodation. You can decide to get spoiled and book yourself into one of the local hotels, or decide to book a self catering accommodation. (https://www.choosesligo.com/accommodation.html ) .
County Sligo might not be the most visited County or the most popular one with foreign visitors, but that allows you to enjoy unspoiled landscapes where you can just relax and enjoy that time with your family.
From walking along the Sligo Way, an 80km long distance walking route to climbing Benbulben, Sligo's famous tabletop mountain , you will be spoiled for choice to enjoy the natural beauty of County Sligo.
With an entire beach just to yourself, you mind find that social distancing comes easy in Sligo.
Keeping the kids entertained is easy , where we might not have all our famous Sligo's events on this year , we are sure that they don't mind running towards the deep blue Atlantic, building a fort out of branches in one of Sligo's forests or discovering ancient caves once occupied by humans.