Tourism Year End Review 2017 & Outlook for 2018

According to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Irish tourism hit new highs in 2017 with a record number of international visitors and the industry worth an estimated €8.7 billion annually. Ireland earned an estimated €6.5 billion from overseas tourism in 2017 which was made up of €4.9 billion spent by overseas visitors when in […]... Read More

Niall Gibbons discusses Tourism Ireland’s marketing strategy for 2018

Earlier this week Tourism Ireland launched their 2018 marketing strategy in Dublin and will host a similar event in Belfast next week.  ITIC (Irish Tourism Industry Confederation) caught up with Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, to discuss tourism’s record performance this year and hopes and expectations for 2018. In a wide-ranging interview Niall […]... Read More

Irish tourism’s Brexit woes continue

Irish tourism’s Brexit problem shows no sign of abating. Despite strong growth from other markets, visitor numbers from Britain are down 7% for the year to date which equates to over 200,000 fewer Britons coming to Ireland so far in 2017 over 2016. As sterling weakens and UK consumer confidence wobbles, British visitors to Ireland […]... Read More

The growing importance of the North American market to Irish tourism

Ireland’s tourism performance this year has been driven by a remarkably strong performance from the US and Canada, which is up a stunning 19% year-to-date. With British visitors in retreat, and European markets showing only modest growth, the North American performance is vital to Irish tourism prospects. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) analyses this […]... Read More