Fáilte Ireland unveils 2022 plans for tourism recovery, but availability of staff remains a major challenge

Doubling of investment in domestic marketing to €10million compared to 2019 to encourage people to take additional short breaks among 2022 priorities   Strong recovery in inbound tourism based on air access projected to be 83% of 2019 levels   Staffing and cost inflation most significant challenges currently facing tourism sector   Package of measures […]

US Travel Show ‘Ireland with Michael’ with an audience of 155 million is scouting for new locations in Ireland to film for 2023 series

The US TV travel show ‘Ireland with Michael’ is presently showcasing many parts of Ireland as holiday destinations to audiences of 155 million people across the USA and Canada as its second series airs this spring. The team are putting a call-out to the people of Ireland for locations and ideas for the 2023 series. […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the ‘Walks Scheme’

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the announcement this morning by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’. Fáilte Ireland research shows hiking and walking are ranked amongst the Top 10 Activities domestic tourists participated in this summer, with 57% engaging in […]

Fáilte Ireland announces details of new €55million business continuity scheme for the tourism sector and priorities for 2021

Fáilte Ireland has today (1st February) announced details of its new €55million Tourism Business Continuity Scheme.  The announcement was made at a special virtual industry event watched by thousands of operators, providers and employers from across the tourism sector. The allocation was secured by Minister Catherine Martin TD in Budget 2021 and Fáilte Ireland is responsible for developing […]

Fáilte Ireland unveils new domestic marketing campaign and new COVID-19 Safety Charter to boost public confidence

Fáilte Ireland is revealing its new national domestic marketing campaign to the tourism and hospitality industry today. ‘Ireland, make a break for it’ will go live across media this weekend in what will be a major drive to encourage people to take domestic breaks this summer. The National Tourism Development Authority is also launching a […]

Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland Join Forces to Develop Tourism Along Ireland’s Inland Waterways

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Waterways Ireland Acting CEO John McDonagh met today to discuss the Strategic Partnership Programme which has been agreed by both organisations. The Strategic Partnership Programme signed today between Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland primarily focuses on the delivery of a programme of works to improve the quality of the […]

Report Shows Tourims VAT Increase Will Cost Jobs

Restaurants Association of Ireland, CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for Tourism. The Association has launched its economic impact report by Economist, Jim Power which assesses the impact a 1% increase in the VAT rate would have on the sector.   The food service and […]

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 […]

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