VISITORS from as far away as China are flocking to stay in the wilds of Fermanagh.
When sibling Gillian and Michael Beare opened their first two bubble domes at their family-run Finn Lough resort in a forest in the Leggs area, close to Boa Island, the unique accommodation created a stir on social media. Fast foward less than four years and the resort now boasts 14 domes, and has grown from a staff of two to more than 40.
Gillian told the Herald visitors were now coming from right across the world to sleep under the Fermanagh stars.
“The last two years we’ve seen a huge influx from North America and the Chinese market has really grown. It’s really interesting hearing about where they’ve come from, and seeing what they each take away from it.”
Adding the domes also attracted visitors from all over Ireland, many who had never been to Fermanagh before but have vowed to return after realising how beautiful it is, Gillian said social media was the main driver in attracting visitors to the domes.
“That has been the biggest influencer in taking in new customers,” she said, pointing out it was a “global network” where like minded people could share things they were interested in, such as the bubble domes. “It means you’re really focused on the right type of client and can deliver what they want.”
Posted: 9:16 am September 18, 2019