The Convention Centre Dublin Arrives

The clock is ticking down at Spencer Dock in Dublin as the opening of the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) nears. This is undoubtedly the most significant piece of tourism infrastructure to be added to Ireland’s product line-up in many decades. No one can say that Ireland was hasty in creating a national conference and exhibition […]... Read More

ITIC predicts delayed recovery

A major report was published today by ITIC titled, A Changed World for Irish Tourism – facing up to the challenges of recovery. The report says that Irish tourism faces an ongoing difficult trading period due to anaemic economic recovery in its main source markets. It recommends, among other things, a strategy of greater focus […]... Read More

John Power to Retire

One of the tourism industrys most eminent spokespersons is undoubtedly John Power, Chief Executive of the Irish Hotels Federation. Later this month John will retire after over 40 distinguished years in the industry, the last 14 of which were as Chief Executive of the IHF. He spoke with ITIC this week, so click on the […]... Read More

Report from Kerry

About this time last year ITIC went to Kerry and spoke with a cross section of the Tourism Industry there about how things were then. They were getting on with it, but all said there was lots of room for improvement. At that time Kerry were out of the Munster Football Championship, but as we […]... Read More

First Solar-powered night flight

In June 2009 an ITIC ezine alerted readers to the impending test flight of a solar-powered plane. Well, things have moved on since then. One of the many issues facing such a plane was, what happens at night when there is no sun to power it along? The good news is that this barrier appears […]... Read More

Waterford Crystal Returns

Amid all the gloom which has surrounded the economy and the tourism business in recent times, it is really heartening to have a good news story, and there are plenty of those around. The sparkle of a new beginning is evident in Waterford with the opening of the brand new House of Waterford Crystal. Here, […]... Read More