9 Reasons Why 9% Matters

The Vat rate for tourism services was introduced in Ireland in 2011 and since then has proved a very successful and progressive policy. 57,000 new jobs – the majority outside of Dublin – have been created in the tourism sector since 2011 and, according to Fáilte Ireland, the value of direct tourism related tax receipts […]... Read More

Brexit – Impacting on Irish Tourism

Brexit represents the biggest challenge to Irish tourism since the global economic recession. Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, employing 230,000 people throughout the country, is very exposed to Brexit and already the impact is being felt with visitors from the UK down 7% year-to-date. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) renews its call for urgent Government […]... Read More

Irish Tourism Dashboard – May 2017

Click on the image below to see ITIC’s tourism dashboard, a snapshot of how Irish tourism is performing based on recent data releases. This is the first of what will become a monthly dashboard showing trends and patterns as they evolve in Ireland’s largest indigenous sector.... Read More

Association of Visitor Experiences & Attractions – a new voice for a key tourism sector

A new association has just been launched that aims to bring together key visitor attractions across the country. AVEA (Association of Visitor Experiences & Attractions) will represent this crucial Irish tourism sector and provide advocacy, market intelligence and networking for its members. ITIC met with AVEA’s inaugural Chair, Paul Carty of Guinness Storehouse, to hear […]... Read More

Competitiveness Crucial For Sustained Tourism Growth

The costs of doing business for tourism enterprises in Ireland have a significant influence on how competitive we are internationally. The National Competitiveness Council has just published its latest report which benchmarks the main costs facing Irish businesses. The report considers key business costs across approximately 70 indicators. It concentrates on the primary costs that […]... Read More

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