Lonely Planet encourages travellers to become Inspired by Iceland

Leading global travel guide, Lonely Planet has this year been encouraging travellers to visit Iceland, naming it as a top travel destination for 2010. The most recent recommendation appeared in an issue of Lonely Planet’s monthly magazine, proclaiming Iceland as one of its ‘Perfect Trips for 2010’ as ‘there really has never been a better time’ to go.

At the end of last year, Lonely Planet released its fifth annual collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations, and experiences for the coming year. The ‘Best Travel in 2010’ book contains 17 top travel lists and Iceland ranked in the top ten best value places to visit; something which Katrin Juliusdottir, Minister of Tourism and Inspired by Iceland committee member, is extremely happy about:

“We believe Iceland is a country that can inspire everyone who comes here. The stunning geography and wonderful scenery, the warmth and kindness of the people, the unique culture and accessibility of Iceland all go towards making our country a great place to visit. We want the world to know that,” explained Juliusdottir.

The Inspired by Iceland campaign, launched by the Icelandic government and various tourism industry players, aims to help push Iceland tourism on a global scale after visitor numbers to the country dropped significantly after the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in April. Now that the eruption has ceased, the Inspired by Iceland campaign, along with the Lonely Planet recommendations, has been helping make people aware that the safety and beauty of the country is still intact.

Additional information regarding the Inspired by Iceland campaign and holidays in Iceland can be found at www.inspiredbyiceland.com. Alternatively, you can also follow Inspired by Iceland on Facebook and Twitter.