Election 2020 Tourism Manifesto

With an election campaign in full swing the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) – representing the leading tourism businesses and stakeholders across the country – call for the industry to be supported by all political parties, competitiveness measures to be improved, and appropriate state investment to be committed to the sector. Tourism is  Ireland’s largest […]... Read More

Tourism Review of 2019 & Outlook for 2020

According to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), 2019 was a mixed year for Irish tourism with strong growth in the early months slowing sharply as the year progressed. The tourism industry was worth €9.3 billion in 2019 with 265,000 people employed in the sector making it Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer. […]... Read More

Celtic cousins: ITIC meets with Marc Crothall of STA to discuss tourism priorities in Scotland

In a far-ranging and interesting interview the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) recently met with Marc Crothall, CEO of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, to discuss issues, opportunities and challenges that currently face Scotland’s tourism sector. Marc talks about the impact of Brexit on Scottish tourism, the benefits of Scottish devolution, the imminent imposition of a […]... Read More

Delivering brilliant visitor experiences: ITIC meets with Niall O’Callaghan of Shannon Heritage and AVEA

With a portfolio of visitor attractions that spread from the Wild Atlantic Way to Dublin, Shannon Heritage MD Niall O’Callaghan knows all about the importance of delivering brilliant experiences to the international tourist market. Recently elected Chairman of the Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AVEA) Niall met with ITIC to discuss the challenges and […]... Read More

ITIC calls on Government to release tourism’s ‘no deal’ Brexit fund to support industry

Last Friday in Killarney at the “Let’s Talk Tourism” conference Ruth Andrews, Chairperson of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), gave a key note speech where she called on the Government to release some of the ‘no deal’ Brexit fund that has been set aside for tourism. The conference, moderated by Olivia O’Leary, had a […]... Read More

Dublin’s newest visitor attraction, MoLI, opens its doors

The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) opened last month to great acclaim. Dublin has a new cultural experience and visitor attraction that celebrates Ireland’s literary heritage. Located in Newman House on St Stephen’s Green, MoLI aims to attract international tourists and the domestic market. ITIC met with Simon O’Connor to hear about how MoLI came […]... Read More