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

Irish Ferries – ambitious plans for the future

Irish Ferries is a key part of Ireland’s tourism landscape carrying passengers between Ireland, Great Britain and Continental Europe. It has had a strong trading year in 2017 and next year launches its new ship and €144 million investment, the W.B. Yeats. Voted “Best Ferry Operator” at the recent Group Leisure & Travel Awards, Irish […]... Read More

The value of business tourism to the Irish economy

Tourism to Ireland is often thought of as leisure tourism – people holidaying in Ireland and enjoying the sights and culture of the country. However almost 1 in 6 visitors to Ireland actually come here for business tourism reasons. Last year alone 1.3 million business visits were made to Ireland valued at €724 million to […]... Read More