Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport about to open

Few infrastructure projects in Ireland have created as much controversy as the new Terminal building at Dublin Airport, T2. First there was the controversy as to why it couldn’t be built much sooner in order to relieve the chronic over-conjestion at the airport, described by some notables at the time as a third world facility. […]... Read More

Emerging Travel Trends

TIME Magazine’s Global Adviser recently had a look at some travel trends, and it makes for interesting reading. Here are some of those emerging trends. Solo Cruising, and the Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest ship, the Norwegian Epic, has 128 cabins for solo cruisers, who can now avoid the dreaded single room supplement. Mind you at […]... Read More

American Express sees travel resurgence

American Express started as an express mail business in Up-State New York in 1850. Although perhaps best known for its credit card and travellers cheques business, it now describes itself as primarily a banking, financial services and insurance company. Headquartered in New York, it generates annual revenues of close to $30 billion, and has over […]... Read More

First Report of the Tourism Renewal Implementation Group

The Tourism Renewal Implementation Group (TRIG), which is Chaired by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Hanafin TD, has issued its first report. Members of the Tourism Renewal Implementation Group (TRIG)Back Row from left: Shaun Quinn (CX Fáilte Ireland), Ed Roynane (Hospitality businessman), Tony Kelly (Director of Marketing, Irish Ferries), Paul Bates (Assistant […]... Read More

U.S. Market showing positive signs of recovery

The first signs of trouble in the travel and tourism industry came from the United States, as the economy there started to falter in 2008. It was always on the cards that the first signs of recovery were also likely to emerge from there. To see if that familiar pattern would be repeated, ITIC spoke […]... Read More

Aviation Industry has ambitious targets to combat Climate Change

The aviation industry has ambitious targets to address climate change: – a 1.5% average annual improvement in fuel efficiency to 2020;– capping net emissions from 2020;– cutting net emissions in half by 2050. To achieve these targets the industry is united on a four-pillar strategy – investing in new technology, more efficient infrastructure, more efficient […]... Read More