The Guinness Storehouse has become Ireland’s first tourist attraction to be shortlisted in the ‘Europe’s leading tourist attraction’ category in the World Travel Awards.

Now in its 22nd year, the World Travel Awards is widely acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, with some referring to it as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’.

Speaking about the nomination, Paul Carty, Managing Director, Guinness Storehouse, said: “Today is a very proud day for the team. We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised on the same stage as some of Europe’s most iconic visitor attractions. Previous winners of the award include the Eiffel Tower and the Acropolis, and it is an honour to stand with them on the shortlist for these prestigious awards."

He added: "The team in Guinness Storehouse works extremely hard to push the boundaries of industry excellence. We would be delighted if the people of Ireland could help us claim the ultimate accolade by voting Guinness Storehouse as Europe’s leading tourist attraction”.

Other historic and famous attractions also listed on the shortlist include the Acropolis, Athens, Buckingham Palace, England, La Sagrada Familia, Spain, Ribeira do Porto, Portugal, the Roman Coliseum, Italy and the Eiffel Tower, France.

The World Travel Awards European gala ceremony will be held in Forte Village, Sardinia on September 5th, 2015. To vote for the Guinness Storehouse as Europe’s leading tourist attraction in the World Travel Awards visit here

Voting closes on 26th July 2015 and winners will be announced shortly afterwards.