Waterford Crystal Returns

Good news, a brand new home for Waterford Crystal is scheduled to open on June 1st 2010 on a 1.5 acre site in the heart of Waterford City. This is a fantastic location set back just 100 yards or so from the city’s main quay, and bordering the city’s Viking Triangle area, about which there […]... Read More

The Current Economic Outlook for Tourism

Travel and Tourism does not prosper in times of economic uncertainty or weak consumer sentiment, but are we beginning to see signs that the worst may be over? The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week halved its loss forecast for 2010 to $2.2 billion (2009 losses were $9.4 billion). The improvement IATA says, is […]... Read More

Lots happening in the Mid West

In 2009 Shannon Development celebrated 50 years of commitment to growth and development in the Mid West region. During that period they have supported tourism as a key element in the achievement of overall economic growth throughout the Shannon region. They have shown great imagination in the development and marketing of a range of products […]... Read More

Crisis in Car Rental Sector to delay tourism recovery

ITIC has predicted that the lack of an adequate supply of cars on the rental fleet this year could lead to a serious loss of business, particularly in the peak season. It has called on the Government to address the issue in the Finance Act by introducing three remedial self-financing measures: – Postponing the proposed […]... Read More

Meet the new President of the Irish Hotels Federation

No section of the tourism industry had been spared the considerable pain which has accompanied the global recession, but perhaps the hotel sector has been hit hardest. Since 1990 the number of hotel bedrooms in Ireland has grown from just over 20,000 to about 60,000, and in fact the number of bedrooms added since 2005 […]... Read More