It comes after Waterways Ireland is working to identify sites for camping and glamping along Irish river banks.
A midlands blogger believes tourism isn't marketed well in the region.
Vanhalla.ie's John Whelan's comments come after Waterways Ireland issued a feasibility study to identify sites for camping and glamping along Irish river banks.
He believes it will provide a boost to the tourism industry, and create new business and employment opportunities.
The Laois man says the land in the region is suited to camping: