9% VAT rate will stay for 2013

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the temporary 9% VAT rate for tourism services such as restaurant meals and hotel accommodation will apply to the end of 2013, which is the year of the Gathering Ireland festival. CLICK HERE to read the full Press Release. Share this:... Read More

USA Market Review

The USA is the world’s second largest source market for international travel.  It is also Ireland’s second largest source market with an estimated 850,000 visitors in 2011. ITIC spoke with Alison Metcalfe, Vice President Marketing-US of Tourism Ireland, to see how their review of the US market is progressing.  Click on the image below to […]... Read More

Further growth from US market

North America, Ireland’s second most important market, was the first to show signs of recovery, recording about 6% growth in 2011 with an estimated 975,000 visitors. ITIC spoke with some leading players in the US market this week about the 2012 season. Click on the image below to hear what these experts think. May 3rd […]... Read More