Brexit and Implications for Irish Tourism

UK voters are set to go to the polls on June 23rd for an “in/out” referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The referendum known as Brexit – an abbreviation of “British Exit” – could have far-reaching consequences if passed.  As tourism is a key component of our relationship with the UK, our biggest […]... Read More

Year End Review 2015 & Outlook for 2016

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) is pleased to present our Year End Review 2015 & Outlook for 2016. 2015 has proved to be a remarkable year for Irish tourism. The Irish tourism industry is now worth €7.3 billion in a record year that has seen over 8 million international visitors coming to our shores. […]... Read More

Strong recovery continues in Ireland’s largest source market

The British market has long been Ireland’s largest source market for inbound visitors.  But the wheels came off during the years 2009-12 when Ireland lost approximately 1 million British visitors.  A myriad of factors were at play; deep recession in Britain, loss of competitiveness in the Irish product, unfavourable exchange rates, and a general travel […]... Read More

Tourism in the West – An Engine for Growth and Jobs

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) has just launched a new report on the importance and potential of tourism along the Western seaboard from Donegal to Cork. Tourism in the West – An Engine for Growth & Jobs highlights the significance of tourism to the West which is valued annually at €2.6bn and employs 100,000 […]... Read More

A New Brand for Dublin

Fáilte Ireland recently launched a new tourism brand, and associated marketing strategy, for Dublin. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) met with Orla Carroll, Director for Strategic Development for Fáilte Ireland, to hear more about the development of the brand and what it hopes to achieve. Click on the video below to hear what she […]... Read More

Behind the Headlines – H1 2015

Mining the data contained in the CSO release for the first half of the year throws up some very interesting insights and findings, and though we are noted for our cautious approach to data analysis, its difficult not to be excited about the first half performance. Just take one key piece of information – holiday […]... Read More

North America on a roll!

The North American market reached new record levels in 2013, again in 2014, and it now looks set to crash through those numbers and set another new record in 2015. In revenue terms it is now Ireland’s second largest source market, behind Continental Europe, nudging Britain into third spot. Can this level of performance be […]... 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