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 […]

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 […]

870,000 Scandinavians Read All About Laois

Journalists from Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. As a result of their visit, more than 870,000 Scandinavians will be reading all about Laois and Ireland’s Ancient East over the coming months. The special theme of the visit was ‘digital detox’ – so […]

Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

The crippling amount of tax attached to motor fuel prices is having a profound impact on domestic tourism claim AA Hospitality Services who recently quizzed thousands of motorists on how pump prices are likely affect their leisure travel in the year ahead. While their research specifically references fluctuating fuel prices rather than direct taxation, the […]

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Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

The crippling amount of tax attached to motor fuel prices is having a profound impact on domestic tourism claim AA Hospitality Services who recently quizzed thousands of motorists on how pump prices are likely affect their leisure travel in the year ahead. While their research specifically references fluctuating fuel prices rather than direct taxation, the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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