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 […]

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 […]

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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