First progress report of ITIC’s 2025 Tourism Strategy outlines progress, opportunities and challenges

Earlier this year the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) launched an 8 year roadmap for the sector entitled “Tourism: An Industry Strategy for Growth to 2025”. Within the Strategy it is estimated that earnings from overseas tourism can increase by 65% to €8.1 billion annually by 2025 if the right policies and investment strategies are […]... Read More

CEO Matthew Thomas discusses the economic importance of Shannon Group and the opportunities that lie ahead

The Shannon Group is a powerful economic economic engine for both trade and tourism for the whole West of Ireland. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) met with their CEO, Matthew Thomas, to discuss the Group including Shannon Airport’s strong performance since independence and growth plans for Shannon Heritage attractions. CLICK HERE or on the […]... Read More

The importance of retaining the 9% tourism Vat rate

The tourism Vat rate of 9% was first introduced in 2011 and has been a key enabling factor in the sector’s growth since then. The policy has been beneficial for the exchequer, the regions, industry, and employment with a remarkable 79,100 more jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector than 7 years ago. Retaining the […]... Read More