Year-End Review 2014 & Outlook 2015

CLICK HERE to read the full Year End Review 2014 and Outlook for 2015. CLICK HERE to download this Press Release. Overseas tourists spent just over Eur3.5 billion in Ireland in 2014, a 9% increase, or almost Eur300 million more compared to the previous year. Irish air and sea carriers earned a further Eur1 billion […]... Read More

Fáilte Ireland dial up Destination Brands

As the tourism industry recovers strongly and cautious confidence emerges about the prospect of continued growth, we look at issues surrounding the supply side of the business. ITIC spoke with Paul Keeley, Director of Business Development at Fáilte Ireland about their thoughts, plans and aspirations for the future direction and development of the visitor experience […]... Read More

Germany powering ahead

466,000 German visitors came to Ireland in 2013, a record number.  But that record is set to be shattered in 2014 when Ireland will have welcomed well over half a million.   With a population of 81 million, generating over 90 million visits abroad, and spending over E70 billion, Germany is the 3rd largest source […]... Read More

US & Canada breaking all records

Double digit growth in 2013 saw North America record a record performance. To follow that with almost 15% growth this year is remarkable. Can that be topped again? Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Irelands Head of North America, was in town recently to launch their 2015 marketing plans. ITIC caught up with her to see how she […]... Read More

Half a million more by Oct 31st

Growth continued through October from all major source markets. But the rate of growth slowed from Britain and Continental Europe, while North America continued to power ahead.   CLICK HERE to read ITIC’s analysis of visitor arrivals through October. December 4th 2014 Share this:... Read More

Growth to continue in 2015 – says Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland today launched their marketing plans for 2015. The big question is will the growth continue, and at what level.   Following the launch ITIC spoke with Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland.   Click on the video below to hear what he had to say.     1st December 2014   Share […]... Read More