Covid-19 ITIC Bulletin 8: A stimulus package that doesn’t go far enough and an international tourism policy that needs to be overhauled

A Missed Opportunity After a significant wait the Government unveiled its July stimulus package worth €7.4 billion last week. It proved a missed opportunity to shore up the tourism and hospitality industry which even Government acknowledge has been hardest hit by Covid-19 and likely to have one of the slowest recoveries. Although a number of […]... Read More

ITIC’s Tourism Industry Revival Plan – a roadmap to recovery

Today the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) launches a major new report outlining the immediate and medium term actions needed to rescue and stabilise the Irish tourism industry and allow it to prosper again. The Tourism Industry Revival Plan has been developed after extensive consultation with the leading stakeholders in Irish tourism and sets out […]... Read More

Key Tourism Asks within Programme for Government

Tourism: the economic lifeblood of regional Ireland Ireland’s tourism industry – the country’s largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer – needs to be front and centre of the new Programme for Government that is being negotiated. Irish tourism employed 265,000 people last year and was worth over €9 billion with over €2 billion returned […]... Read More

Covid-19 ITIC Bulletin 4: A first step, a cost estimate, an international perspective, and a plan for the future

A welcome initiative but only a first step The Irish Government’s economic response last week to Covid-19 with a €3.7 billion package was a welcome initiative in supporting tourism and hospitality businesses up and down the country who are wrestling with a staggering challenge. The wage subsidy measures, increased unemployment payments and better illness cover […]... Read More