Capitalising on Dublin’s Potential

The recent decision to merge Dublin Tourism and to transfer its functions to Fáilte Ireland brings centre stage the urgent need to establish an international destination marketing function, which will exploit to the full the enormous potential still untapped for Dublin. ITIC has commissioned a study on the marketing requirements for Dublin, and has appointed […]... Read More

Visa Waiver extended

Travel industry professionals welcomed yesterday’s decision to extend a visa waiver scheme for Chinese tourists, but said more needed to be done to improve access and visas to bring large numbers to Ireland. Read the full article in the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More

UK is a key market for Irish tourism

As an island nation, transport connections by sea and air are vital to the wellbeing of the Irish economy – and the UK, our nearest neighbour, is by far our most important market, both in terms of trade and tourism. So writes Ciarán Hancock of the Irish Times.  CLICK HERE to read his article. Share this:... Read More

Dublin Port Masterplan 2012-2040

Dublin Port Company has just launched an ambitious and exciting development plan for the port through to 2040. Tourism is important business for the port with over 1.7 million ferry and cruise passengers passing through each year. The Masterplan is founded on 3 principles: Maximising the use of existing lands Reintegrating the port with the […]... Read More

New Hotels’ Chief positive about future

Michael Vaughan, owner of the Vaughan Lodge Hotel in Lahinch Co Clare, was elected President of the Irish Hotels Federation at their AGM this week.  ITIC spoke with Michael about his hopes and aspirations for the hotel sector. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say. March 7th 2012 Share this:... Read More

Tourism Ireland golf campaign

Tourism Ireland will undertake a major campaign later this year to attract German golfers to holiday here, and intends to appoint a public relations agency as part of its strategy. Read the full article from the Sunday Business Post. Share this:... Read More