Hotels may be asked to pay in punts if euro collapses

Today’s Irish Independent reports that one of the world’s biggest travel operators may ask Irish hotels to sign contracts agreeing to pay it in punts if the euro collapses or Ireland exits the eurozone. TUI Group runs both and, booking rooms for well-known hotel chains including the Radisson, Clarion and Jurys Inn and […]... Read More

Court appoints examiner to ferry service companies

The Irish Times has reported on further developments in the Cork Swansea ferry service story today: A High Court judge has agreed to appoint an examiner to the companies operating the Cork-Swansea ferry service, which believe they will make a profit next year having abandoned loss-making sailings and implemented other cost-saving measures. Mr Justice Peter […]... Read More

Declan Collier to Leave DAA for London City Airport

The Chief Executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Declan Collier, has informed the Board he will not seek to renew his current contract, which ends in early April, and plans to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer, London City Airport. We wish Declan every success in his new role, but are sorry […]... Read More

Three main airports to cut 150 jobs in new DAA plan

Up to 150 jobs are to go as part of new cuts at the countrys three main airports at Dublin, Cork and Shannon. The Irish Times reported yesterday that a new voluntary redundancy programme was considered by the board of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), which controls the three airports, at a meeting last week. […]... Read More

Dublin Airport Charges To Remain Flat in 2012

There will be no overall increase in airport charges at Dublin Airport for next year under proposals that the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has outlined to airlines yesterday. “Our pricing will be flat next year, which is good news for passengers and for airlines,” said DAA’s Director of Strategy, Vincent Harrison. “Independent surveys consistently confirm […]... Read More

Pressure builds on TripAdvisor over reviews

As an industry where Tripadvisor is often discussed, it was no surprise to hear the Irish Independent report that TripAdvisor is under increasing pressure to modify the way it publishes reviews. The travel review website, may have to change the way it operates if proposed changes to defamation laws go ahead and a new complaint […]... Read More

Dingle name change proves costly

The new double-barrel name for the west Kerry town of Dingle, finally passed into law this summer, is proving too long to incorporate into existing road signage and will cost tens of thousands of euro, according to a council report. At least 10,000 Euro will have to be spent locally by the council with further […]... Read More

Trendiest destinations in the world for 2012

Do you know what the trendiest destinations in the world for 2012 are. Lonely Planet reveals all, in a report that we look forward to every year. The top ten places to go and things to do all around the world include Uganda, Burma, and Ukraine Jordan, Denmark, Bhutan, Cuba, New Caledonia, Taiwan, and Switzerland. […]... Read More

Tourism not forgotten in Governments Capital Investment Programme

TOURISM INVESTMENT The tourism and hospitality industry continues to be a vital indigenous industry employing close to 180,000 people.18 It brings revenues into every part of the country and provides job opportunities for people across a range of skill levels. The vast majority of tourism and leisure businesses are Irish-owned and the profits stay in […]... Read More