Dublin Airport – building on success

With a record 28 million passengers travelling through Dublin Airport last year, it proved a record year for the key tourism gateway into Ireland. ITIC met with Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, to discuss if the success can continue, plans for a new runway and a 400 bedroom hotel, Brexit concerns, and targeting emerging […]... Read More

Tourism’s case for more capital investment

Last week the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) made a submission to the Government on the need for more capital investment in tourism – this is part of the Government’s mid-term review of its capital expenditure plan 2016-2021. The Government has stated that, since their capital plan was first launched, additional capital money is to […]... Read More

85 years of travel excellence – CIE Tours International

CIE Tours International has been around since the 1930’s and continues to thrive offering high quality holidays to Ireland mainly for the US market. From coach tours to individual travel, CIE Tours promote and sell the island of Ireland as well as programmes to Britain. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) met with their new […]... Read More

A look behind the data for 2016

Last week the Central Statistics Office published its data on overseas tourism arrivals into Ireland for 2016.  This not only shows visitor volumes but also identifies visitor revenue, purpose of visit by source market, length of stay, and average spend per visitor – all key performance indicators for the Irish tourism industry. The key metric […]... Read More

Improving Tourism Data for Sustained Growth

Relevant and timely statistics are vital for all industries. Tourism is no different in this regard and the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has published a report on the collection and interpretation of Irish tourism data. Robust tourism-sector statistics are critical to guide tourism policy and sustainable development and the industry requires best practice of […]... Read More

Brexit & Irish Tourism: A Call for Action

Irish tourism has performed extremely well in recent years. However, as always the sector is vulnerable to external international factors and Brexit – the UK’s decision to exit the EU – poses the biggest challenge to Irish tourism since the global economic recession of 2008. With the UK about to trigger Article 50 and commence […]... Read More