Environment Matters

The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made, is essential to tourism.  Our scenic landscapes, coastline, rivers and lakes are the bedrock on which Irish tourism has been built.  Furthermore the economic viability and competitiveness of the industry will only be sustained if the quality of these resources is maintained. Ireland’s environment remains of […]... Read More

Continental Europe

Ireland’s fastest growing overseas market for several years has been Continental Europe. Or should that be markets, since Continental Europe is made up of several individual source markets, with a handful of countries producing the majority of the business – France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Holland. Tourism Ireland recently produced a market review appropriately titled, […]... Read More

Environment Matters

The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made, is essential to tourism. Our scenic landscapes, coastline, rivers and lakes are the bedrock on which Irish tourism has been built. Furthermore the economic viability and competitiveness of the industry will only be sustained if the quality of these resources is maintained. Ireland’s environment remains of […]... Read More

Dublin Tourism has much to look forward to

The chill winds which have swept the world of travel and tourism this year have also wafted their way through the streets broad and narrow of Dublin’s fair city. But the capital remains vibrant, and is confident of return to modest growth as economic recovery starts to appear in Ireland’s main source markets. ITIC spoke […]... Read More

Difficult times for the Hotel Sector

The addition of much new hotel stock in 2006 and 2007 brought many new challenges to the sector. However, buoyant demand particularly from the domestic market, coupled with careful management of costs, kept the bottom line in reasonably good shape then. 2008 however brought the impact of falling demand on hotel profits to the forefront.  […]... Read More

ITIC calls on three Government actions to help tourist industry following “bad” CSO figures

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has described the CSO figures released today for travel to Ireland in June as “bad”, with the performance from Britain as “dismal”. For the month overall, visitors dropped by 15% with Continental Europe down 12%, North America down 7.5% and Ireland’s largest source market, Britain, down 20%.  This follows […]... Read More

Some positive signs in Northern Ireland Tourism

Northern Ireland has been enjoying a great tourism renaissance in recent years. There has been substantial investment in the product, and air connectivity has been increased dramatically. But can anyone, or any place, be immune to the economic difficulties which currently prevail in all the principal source markets? ITIC spoke with Howard Hastings, Managing Director […]... Read More