Published Thursday, 19 September 2013
In June the town enjoyed major positive publicity during the most peaceful summit in history.
The good weather and picturesque scenery of the Lough Erne Resort was broadcast all over the world as the eight political powerhouses posed for their 'family photo'.
There were just two arrests made during the two-day event and the swarms of protestors that were anticipated didn't arrive.
Prime Minister David Cameron said at the conclusion of the talks that Northern Ireland was an "inspiration to the world" and that not only was it beautiful but "open for business".
The local area was also given a funding boost of £233,000 to improve itsappearance and signage, as well as marketing trainers for local store owners.
Local hotel owner Terry McCartney said he has seen an influx of visitors.
"We've seen a big rise in numbers from very far afield, from Australia, from South Africa, from New Zealand, from England and - more importantly for us - from Northern Ireland and the Belfast area," he said.
"When you think about the millions of people that saw the pictures of beautiful Lough Erne, beautiful Fermanagh throughout the world.
"Even now I mean we're into September and we get tourists from Australia who are with us asking where the venue of the G8 was and what was it like and who did we meet and did we see the big presidents."
Earlier this week traders in Belfast complained that the World Police and Fire Games hadn't delivered extra spending in shops, but in Enniskillen, shops and cafés say the G8 has raised the town's profile and attracted spending.
"We have had lots from all over, people come in and ask where was the G8 held and they want to see the hotel and they just found it fabulous and they say they will definitely be back to stay," café owner Hazel Johnston said.
But some local residents are worried any positives that have come out of the G8 Summit could be undone if fracking in the area goes ahead.
Anti-fracking campaigner Donal O'Cofaigh said: "We offered a beautiful backdrop to the G8 summit, but that backdrop would be destroyed if we have fracking go ahead here.
"So we're seeing a potential bounce for tourism locally on the back of this, but if fracking goes ahead there will be no tourism in the foreseeable future."
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