Airlines recover, but Europe lags

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has again revised its 2010 industry forecast and is now projecting a profit of $8.9 billion (up from its earlier projection of $2.5 billion). Yield improvements are the most important factor driving the improved outlook. On top of last year’s capacity cuts, capacity expansion is lagging behind demand improvements. […]... Read More

The Irish Pub is still important

For many years the Pub has been a key attraction for visitors to Ireland. In fact, in the most recent Visitor Attitude Survey, the Pub still ranks highly as a positive discriminator for Ireland over other destinations. We appear to have plenty of them, over 8,000 dotted right across the country, providing comfort and sustenance […]... Read More

The Best Country in the World is?

Remember that much talked about Newsweek special which spoke so favourably about our Taoiseach and ranked him as one of the top 10 world leaders? Well, that was part of a much wider study which attempted to find the answer to the following thought: "If you were born today, which country would provide you the […]... Read More

Car Touring is Big Business

Car touring is one of the most important aspects of Irish tourism, distributing our visitors across the length and breadth of Ireland to those remote but beautiful coastline hideaways from North Western Donegal to West Cork, and all points in between. Car touring visitors are not only important for the car rental sector, but for […]... Read More

A Conversation with the Minister

Mary Hanafin TD was appointed Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport in March of this year, and her appointment was widely welcomed. She arrived at a time when the Industry had gone through one of its most difficult years ever, and just when it might have looked as if things were on the turn, along […]... Read More