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Ireland says I do

Ireland already being promoted as tourist destination for same-sex couples to get hitched

Is Ireland the best small country in the world to have a gay wedding?

IRELAND IS ALREADY being promoted as a wedding and honeymoon destination for gay couples, just days after the country voted Yes to same-sex marriage.

The new campaign by Tourism Ireland ‘Ireland says I do’ has been developed over the past year in anticipation of a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum.

The campaign is being rolled out in nine markets, including Britain, the United States, Canada, the Nordic region, Australia, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

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Tourism Ireland states:

Yes, it’s all about love in Ireland, from fun-tastic LGBT events like The Outing (the world’s first ever LGBT matchmaking festival) to some of the most romantic wedding locations on the planet.

In 2014 the LGBT community spent $200 billion on international travel according to the World Travel Market while LGBT Europeans spent $66.1 billion.

Read: ‘Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible’>

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