Niall Gibbons discusses Tourism Ireland plans for 2021

Yesterday Tourism Ireland announced their plans for 2021 in a virtual conference entitled “Ready for Recovery”. ITIC spoke with their CEO Niall Gibbons to find out more about his hopes for next year and the challenges of tourism marketing during a pandemic. Niall outlines research that shows perceptions of Ireland as a holiday choice remain […]... Read More

The importance of visitor attractions and experiences to Irish tourism – ITIC talks with Sean Connick of AVEA

Research shows that one of the key reasons visitors come to Ireland is for its renowned built heritage and cultural interpretation. ITIC met with Sean Connick, recently elected Chairman of the Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AVEA), to talk about the sector and the transformative part it can play for regions and towns. Sean […]... Read More

Irish tourism and the critical importance of its B&B sector

The B&B sector has, since the very foundations of Irish tourism, been a key and integral part of the country’s product mix to international visitors. ITIC recently spoke with B&B Ireland CEO, Helena Healy, to hear about the association, its 750 members and the importance of international markets, and the critical need for the survival […]... Read More

Adventure Tourism; the challenges and opportunities for Ireland

As an island with a green and open countryside Ireland is well-positioned to benefit from a growing interest in adventure tourism. However this year has posed immense challenges what with an impending Brexit, rising insurance costs and of course the Covid-19 pandemic. ITIC recently met with Brendan Kenny, CEO of Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism, […]... Read More