An Indian Summer For Laois – As Top Tour Operators Pay A Visit

Seven leading tour operators from India have been visiting Laois and Ireland this week, on a fact-finding tour organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.   The tour operators – based in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh – are here to experience at first-hand what Laois […]

1.7 million Scandinavians to read all about Laois and Ireland

Journalists from Denmark and Sweden have been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. As a result of their visit, more than 1.7 million Scandinavians will be reading all about Laois and Ireland over the coming months.   The journalists, representing a number of major […]

Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

Top British Tour Operators Stop Off In Laois And Ireland’s Ancient East

Leading British coach and group tour operators have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were here to attend a workshop in Kilkenny, where they met with Irish tourism enterprises to negotiate for their 2017 programmes.   The tour operators also took part in a fact-finding visit around […]

Ireland Breaks The 1 Million Visitor Milestone In First Two Months Of 2016 For The First Time Ever

Welcoming figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland between December 2015 and February 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s figures represent a very positive start to 2016 – confirming that, for the first time ever, we welcomed more than 1 million visitors in the first two months of […]

Tourism Ireland announces Global Greening lineup for St Patrick’s Day 2016

Tourism Ireland has announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Nelson’s Column in London will go green this year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, as part of the organisation’s seventh annual Global Greening initiative. New ‘greenings’ […]

Tourism Ireland looks back on a record year for Irish tourism

2015 has been the best year ever for overseas tourism to Ireland, with about 7.9 million visitors (+11% over 2014) contributing more than €4.2 billion (+16%) in revenue to the economy. Growth has come from all markets, with theUnited States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia all turning in record performances once again this year. […]

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 really pleased to […]

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 […]

Tourism Ireland Announces ‘Global Grenning’ Lineup for ST Patrick’s DayY 2014

 UNESCO World Heritage Site Petra, the Holmenkollen ski jump and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for St Patrick’s 2014 –   Tourism Ireland has lined up a fairytale ending for St Patrick’s Day this   year, as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland® Paris, the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the UNESCO World […]

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