irish tourism

  • Irish tourism welcomes the EU’s plan to reopen summer travel

    Published on : Saturday, March 20, 2021

    Many executives representing various branches of Irish tourism have welcomed the EU’s plan to reopen summer travel. The EU has proposed plans to bring in a travel passport to allow its citizens to travel within the union this summer to …

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  • Devastated Irish Tourism seeks more support to revive industry

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    The Irish tourism industry took an 85 per cent hit in revenue last year leading to the loss of 160,000 jobs due to Covid-19 The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has formulated nine key policies which it says are needed to …

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  • Domestic market may drive Irish tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    One of Ireland’s strongest growing industries is no stranger to the sudden ebb and flow of business that can be triggered by extreme weather, terror attacks and global health pandemics.   The rapid spread of coronavirus has people in the …

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  • Irish tourism faces new blow after US issued ‘no travel’ advice to Italy

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Irish tourism is experiencing improbability after the US issued caution against traveling to parts of Italy and the French authorities have shut down the Louvre Museum in Paris in regards to the concerns for its staff getting affected by coronavirus …

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  • Brexit Springs Fresh Concerns in Irish Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, November 2, 2019

    With a British election now set for December, everything remains possible in terms of Brexit — hard, soft or no Brexit at all. In Ireland, the country's tourism sector is firmly in the firing line.   Irish Agriculture Minister Michael Creed …

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  • Canada offers significant potential for Irish tourism

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    For tourism, in recent years, the Canadian market has performed powerfully to the island of Ireland. Ireland is at present the seventh most well-known European destination for Canadian travelers, in a rising outbound market. Last year, around 240,000 Canadians came …

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  • Canada offers significant potential for Irish tourism – according to new Tourism Ireland research

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Canada offers significant potential for Irish tourism, according to new research unveiled by Tourism Ireland today.   The Canadian market has performed strongly for tourism to the island of Ireland in recent years. Ireland is now the seventh most popular European destination …

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  • Fresh investments into Irish tourism to boost business

    Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019

    In a recent development, 62 towns across Ireland are set to benefit from an investment of over €15 million in the tourism industry.   According to Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, who made the announcement Thursday, …

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  • For the first time, Irish tourism saw record overseas visits!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Its official – for Irish tourism, last year was a record year in terms of visitor numbers exceeding 10 million milestones for the first time ever.   More than 10.6 million international arrivals were recorded in 2018, as per the …

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  • Irish tourism sees profitable times

    Published on : Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Marking a great year for the Emerald Isle, record number of visitors arrived from North America, mainland Europe, Australia and emerging markets.   This year proved to be a record one for Irish tourism, with visitor numbers surpassing 11.2 million …

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  • Irish tourism is booming but plenty yet to be done to sustain it

    Published on : Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Travel writer Paul Kelly writes Ireland needs to create the attractions, events and value offering that will entice tourists to come here all year long and venture outside the big cities.   Tourism is growing but there are big challenges …

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  • Bad Brexit and VAT increase might pose serious threat to Irish Tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    The tourism industry of Ireland is booming, but the combined effect of a ‘bad’ Brexit and a VAT rise to come into effect on January 1 could pose threats.   These issues were discussed at ‘Let’s Talk Tourism’, the national …

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  • Its being hoped that Irish tourism will cope with VAT hike successfully

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    The primal scream from tourism and hospitality operators in terms of the return of their VAT to 13.5 percent is comprehensible, considering the scale of dissatisfaction among those, particularly the rural people, who expected the 9 per cent would be …

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  • Irish tourism stakeholders unhappy with VAT rate hike

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Stakeholders in the Irish tourism and hospitality industries have sharply criticised the Government for raising the sectors’ VAT rate from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent in the 2019 Budget.   Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared that …

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  • Irish tourism body assails government attitude

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    The Irish tourism representative body criticised the Government’s attitude to the sector, comparing it with the attention the Cabinet pays to other Brexit-exposed industries such as agriculture.   At a strategy and pre-budget briefing Wednesday, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation …

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  • Irish tourism grew by 6.7% in the first half of this year

    Published on : Friday, July 27, 2018

    In the first half of this year, Irish tourism grew by 6.7 percent as per data, with British visitors starting to shrug off a weak pound that has made trips to the euro zone more expensive since the vote to …

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  • Former cricket star Ajay Jadeja to promote Irish tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Ireland is playing India in two T20 cricket internationals in Dublin this week. With an estimated 255 million people set to watch the matches in India and other countries around the world, Tourism Ireland is taking this opportunity to showcase …

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  • Irish tourism continues to grow riding on Brexit uncertainty

    Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Ireland continues to witness a steady growth in its tourism revenues. The Irish tourism industry is now worth an estimated €8.7 billion as the number of international visitors continues to rise. According to new figures from the Irish Tourism Industry …

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  • Irish tourism sector continues to grow

    Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

    As per Tourism Ireland’s end of year review, after a period of downturn, Ireland’s tourism sector continues to go from strength to strength. 2016 was the strongest year in terms of visitor numbers and revenue, with 10.6m tourists bringing in …

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  • Travel agents: Irish tourism to suffer Brexit gloom

    Published on : Saturday, November 25, 2017

    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said that it is quite concerned about the impact of Brexit on the travel industry of Ireland.   On Friday the inaugural Irish Travel Industry Summit was hosted at Dublin’s Clayton Hotel that …

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