Behind the Headlines – January to June 2016

The Central Statistics Office has recently published its results for inbound tourism for the first half of the year. It throws up some very interesting insights and findings in what’s looking like another very positive year for tourism in terms of value and volume. The Brexit vote and its impact won’t be seen until the […]... Read More

An Analysis of Dublin’s Visitor Accommodation

Ireland’s remarkable recent growth in overseas tourism has contributed strongly to the country’s economic recovery.  Over 2 of every 5 new jobs created since 2011 has been within the tourism and hospitality sector, and tourism’s value to the national economy is now at a new high. Such significant growth over a relatively short period has […]... Read More

Tourism & Public Transport – an opportunity for growth

There has been considerable investment in Ireland’s public transport in recent years with a resulting improvement in infrastructure, rolling stock and services. This is set to continue with the Cross City Luas and Metro North, amongst other planned developments. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has carried out detailed analysis and research on Public Transport […]... Read More

Outbound travel from Ireland 2015

Travel by Irish people on outbound trips increased by 6% in 2015, according to recently released CSO data. ITIC has interpreted the available data and it shows that the recovering domestic economy has meant Irish residents have taken more overseas trips. Click here to view our analysis. Share this:... Read More

Domestic Tourism Continues to Recover

Data released recently by the Central Statistics Office show that despite economic challenges the domestic tourism market continued to recover again last year. The total amount spent on domestic trips by Irish residents was up 4.5% as 2015 proved to be the best year for domestic tourism since 2009. There’s plenty of interesting material to […]... Read More

Tourism’s Manifesto for Jobs & Growth

With Ireland’s General Election to be called very soon the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation, in association with Ibec, has launched its tourism manifesto which sets out the industry’s key priorities for any incoming Government. Although tourism has performed strongly in recent years and is now worth €7.3 billion annually, future growth cannot be taken for […]... Read More

National Aviation Policy

Finally, the new National Aviation Policy was launched. No one can say this was a rushed job having been kicked off in December 2012. Given that over 80% of our visitors arrive by air, this policy clearly has implications for tourism. Main features relevant to tourism include: The retention of Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports […]... Read More

Award Winning Good Food Ireland still tops

Catering for 20,000 delegates is a challenge not to be taken lightly. But that’s what Good Food Ireland did at the Web summit, and they did it so well that they received a standing ovation from the delegates. The achievement also won them the Best Food Experience at the  inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards ceremony. […]... Read More