The growing importance of the North American market to Irish tourism

Ireland’s tourism performance this year has been driven by a remarkably strong performance from the US and Canada, which is up a stunning 19% year-to-date. With British visitors in retreat, and European markets showing only modest growth, the North American performance is vital to Irish tourism prospects. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) analyses this […]... Read More

Irish Ferries – ambitious plans for the future

Irish Ferries is a key part of Ireland’s tourism landscape carrying passengers between Ireland, Great Britain and Continental Europe. It has had a strong trading year in 2017 and next year launches its new ship and €144 million investment, the W.B. Yeats. Voted “Best Ferry Operator” at the recent Group Leisure & Travel Awards, Irish […]... Read More

The value of business tourism to the Irish economy

Tourism to Ireland is often thought of as leisure tourism – people holidaying in Ireland and enjoying the sights and culture of the country. However almost 1 in 6 visitors to Ireland actually come here for business tourism reasons. Last year alone 1.3 million business visits were made to Ireland valued at €724 million to […]... Read More