Tourism Review of 2018 & Outlook for 2019

According to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Irish tourism hit new highs in 2018 with a record number of international visitors and the sector worth over €9 billion for the first time. However sustaining success in 2019 will be more challenging with Brexit, the VAT hike, capacity concerns, and weakened competitiveness all posing difficulties […]... Read More

Interview with Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh who outlines airline’s ambitious growth plans

Outgoing CEO of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh, recently sat down with the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) to discuss the airline’s ambitious growth plans for the years ahead. Stephen discusses his tenure in charge of Aer Lingus, the value model that has seen the airline’s annual revenue exceed €2 billion, and the benefits of being […]... Read More

Niall Gibbons discusses Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for 2019

It is 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement which brought Tourism Ireland into being. The all-island agency has marketed  and promoted Ireland as a tourism destination ever since to an international audience. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) this week met with Tourism Ireland’s CEO, Niall Gibbons, to discuss the Agency’s recent budget increase, […]... Read More