Uncle Sam delivers for the Kingdom

Growth from the US market traditionally meant a very good year for tourism in Killarney. To see if that trend still holds good, ITIC spoke with Johnny McGuire President of the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, and also proprietor of the long famous restaurant Bricin, in Killarney. Click on the image below to hear […]... Read More

China mission to put Ireland on tourist trail

Rising incomes and an expanding middle class have seen frantic growth in the travel industry, and more than three million tourists from China visit Europe every year, with competition growing between nations to woo the visitors. Read the full article in the Irish Times. Share this:... Read More

Strong US performance set to continue

Growth approaching 15% is set to deliver a record performance from the all important US market this year.  Was this a one-off spectacular driven by The Gathering, or is there even more to come? ITIC spoke with some leading travel figures about this, and what they say is very interesting.  Click on the image below […]... Read More

John Fitzpatrick elected Chair of AH&LA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry in the United States. Its newly elected Chairman is our own John Fitzpatrick of the famous Fitzpatrick hotel family in Ireland. John talks to ITIC in a wide ranging interview about the AH&LA and other […]... Read More

Stobart plan to expand service

One of Aer Aranns major owners, British transport group Stobart, is looking at ways to boost passenger numbers through Southend Airport in the UK, by extending its geographic reach. Read the full article from the Independent. Share this:... Read More