Minister Hanafin confident of Tourism recovery

ITIC spoke with Minister Mary Hanafin about her period as Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. Although less than a year in the Tourism portfolio, it is evident that the Minister enjoyed the experience, and she is confident that the Industry is at the start of a recovery period. Click on the image below to […]... Read More

Tourism and the Election

ITIC’s own tourism manifesto was launched recently, In that report we laid out a 10 point plan which we believe if followed, can deliver up to 8 million overseas visitors by 2015 and grow industry revenue to over €6 billion annually. The three main policital parties, Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil, have taken […]... Read More

Fine Gael’s plans for Tourism

It is election time, and so the various political parties are bringing forward their plans for the future. ITIC spoke with Fine Gael spokesperson on tourism, Jimmy Deenihan TD. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say.   If you would like to comment on anything you’ve heard here, leave a […]... Read More

Tourism Opportunity – driving economic renewal

Tourism has been through a very difficult period over the last 2 years, but a new report from ITIC and the Irish Hotels Federation says that the industry has the potential to sustain the current 180,000 jobs and create over 20,000 new jobs by the end of 2015. The 10 point turnaround plan says that […]... Read More