Added by Nigel Shelbourne on November 13, 2010
Frommer’s has chosen Ireland over Paris as the favorite destination for tourists and vacationers.
The choice was made by inviting votes from readers. With 29 per cent vote from 7300 voters, the winning destination defeated Paris by just 1 per cent vote. The greenery and the numerous opportunities for fun and adventure tilted the scales in favor of Ireland.
Despite being reader favorite, Ireland was not listed in the writers’ and editors’ choice. Apart from Paris, Greece, Germany, Australiasia, Hawaii and even Alaska made it to the top 10.
Paris was declared most pleasant to visit in the months of April to June and September to November. The season ensures tourists enjoy the best of Paris with good weather, service and facilities. On the other hand, July and the month of August are considered worst for the vacationers in Paris.
Air tickets are affordable because the promotional schemes are available all year round. However, the air fares do rise when demand for traveling options rises.
Years ending in an even number require confirmed hotel booking because Paris hosts auto shows in such years. It is next to impossible to find accommodation unless booked in advance.