Capitalising on Dublin’s Potential

ITIC recently commissioned a report called Capitalising on Dublin’s Potential, which was carried out by Tourism Development International, working with a Steering Group of stakeholders from the tourism sector, City and County Councils, and the business sector. Maurice Pratt chaired that Group, and he talks here with ITIC. July 17th 2012 Share this:... Read More

Calorie counts on menus

The Restaurants Association of Ireland claimed such a move would cost the industry €110 million, or €5,000 per restaurant. Read the full article from the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More

Airlines curb hidden charges

Britain’s Office of Fair Trading is forcing airlines to include debit card surcharges in the headline prices that they advertise. The move by the OFT follows an investigation by the consumer-rights group Which? who found that the largest European low- cost operator, Ryanair, was charging a surcharge of €15 on debit card transactions. Read the […]... Read More

Ready for the next round

The newly-elected president of the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), Gerry Rafter, firmly believes that tourism is the solution to his industry’s troubles. Read the full interview with Gerry Rafter from the Sunday Business Post. Share this:... Read More

Interview with ITOA President

The Irish Tour Operators Association (ITOA) have reported strong growth in business for 2011 and are predicting continued buoyancy in 2012 and beyond. Their President, Gerry Nicholls, spoke with ITIC about their recently produced annual survey of members. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say. July 11th 2012 Share this:... Read More

New European winter routes for Aer Lingus

The Aer Lingus winter schedule will see new winter routes to Europe and an increase in services on existing routes. The three new routes introduced this year for the summer timetable – Dublin to Verona and Stockholm, and Cork to Brussels – will continue over the winter. Read the full article from the Irish Times. […]... Read More

Unprotected Aer Lingus slots

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has admitted that the Government is powerless to prevent the loss of Aer Lingus’s valuable slots at Heathrow Airport as the sale of the Government’s 25 per cent stake hits turbulence. Read the full article from the Sunday Independent. Share this:... Read More

Business travel sector is booming

Conference organisers have recorded a three-fold increase in business here in the last 12 months, and have estimated that 70,000 business travellers will have visited the country by the end of the year. Read the full article from the Sunday Business Post. Share this:... Read More

Tourism opportunity on a plate

Margaret Jeffares, founder of Good Food Ireland, says Government agencies should go out with an international strategy to develop Ireland as a food-tourism destination. Read her full interview in the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More