1.7 million Germans and Austrians to read all about cruising on the Shannon

Six leading travel writers from Germany and Austria have been visiting Co Offaly and Ireland this week, cruising on the River Shannon as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and German cruising tour operator, Le Boat.   Representing a range of print and online publications, with a combined audience of about 1.7 million readers – […]

95% Of Irish Travel Agents Experienced Growth In 2016

The travel industry has had another year of positive growth, according to the latest Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) quarterly survey, released on the opening day of the Holiday World Show Dublin. The survey results reveal that 95% of Irish travel agents saw an increase in their turnover in 2016 compared to 2015. This figure […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open For Applications

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers. Angling in Ireland is currently worth […]

Italian travel agents say ‘Ciao!’ to Offaly

One of Italy’s tour operators, Cocktail Tour Operator, and 14 of its top-producing travel agents have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East over the weekend. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group was here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb experience on offer in Ireland’s Ancient […]

Birr Castle Attends Innovative Tourism Workshop

Fifty Irish tourism enterprises, including Birr Castle, came together at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, for an innovative workshop organised by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The event – titled “Have you a story to tell?” – explored how tourism businesses around the country could generate more international publicity and social media exposure for themselves, […]

Tourism Ireland welcomes +9% growth in overseas visitors for November 2014-January 2015

Commenting on figures from the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland between November 2014 and January 2015, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see an increase in overseas visitor numbers of+9% between November 2014 and January 2015, about 123,200 additional visitors when compared with the same three-month period last year. I am […]

Tourism Ireland Welcomes +9% Growth In Overseas Visitors For January-May 2014

Figures issued by the CSO today show that overseas visitor numbers to Ireland increased by +9% for the first five months of 2014. Welcoming the figures, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am really pleased to see continued growth in overseas visitors to Ireland for the five-month period January to May 2014, with an […]

Job Seekers – Exciting Career Opportunities in Tourism

The Travel Professionals Skillnet is currently recruiting 12 Job Seekers who are ready and eager to develop their careers in the travel industry, through the Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme 2013.   We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to pursue a career in one of the most exciting industries, tourism.   The Travel Professionals […]

Tourism Ireland Looks Back on 2012…

The island of Ireland performed reasonably well from a tourism perspective in 2012, despite the challenging international economic environment. By the end of this year, Tourism Ireland expects that around 7.27 million people will have visited the island of Ireland from around the world, yielding around €3.51 billion in revenue.   Niall Gibbons, chief executive […]

Tourism Ireland Comment on CSO Figures for January-March 2012

Commenting on the CSO figures issued today for overseas visitors to Ireland for the first quarter of 2012, Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said:The results for the first quarter of 2012 are in line with expectations; the global economic landscape of recent months has certainly presented a challenging environment for travel and tourism […]

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