FÁILTE IRELAND has promised to put in €150 million behind development

 Friday, May 31, 2019 

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FÁILTE IRELAND HAS promised to put in €150 million behind development of many new visitor attractions all over the country in a bid to promote tourism.

 

The investment was declared as part of the new Platforms for Growth initiative of the authority, which was proclaimed this morning as part of the Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects, which runs until 2022.

 

It is all set to witness the development of several new visitor attractions through the provision of grants of €2.5 million upwards.

 

It will particularly focus on ‘platforms’ or projects which have the highest potential to grow tourism all over the country, along with those which fill gaps in the Irish tourism market and are competent in meeting changing demands among those who visit Ireland.

 

The first ‘platform’, which was introduced today, will aim on developing the immersive heritage and cultural attractions of Ireland.

 

Proclaiming the new programme, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross identified how the world-class attractions of Ireland have helped to grow the tourism sector in recent years.

 

“I look forward to visiting the world-class attractions that will be developed through this major investment programme,” the Minister said.

 

“This will put Ireland on an even stronger footing in the international marketplace.”

 

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly further added that the investment would particularly look for projects to tap into what overseas visitors are looking for when they come to Ireland.

 

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