Association of Visitor Experiences & Attractions – a new voice for a key tourism sector

A new association has just been launched that aims to bring together key visitor attractions across the country. AVEA (Association of Visitor Experiences & Attractions) will represent this crucial Irish tourism sector and provide advocacy, market intelligence and networking for its members. ITIC met with AVEA’s inaugural Chair, Paul Carty of Guinness Storehouse, to hear […]... Read More

Dublin Airport – building on success

With a record 28 million passengers travelling through Dublin Airport last year, it proved a record year for the key tourism gateway into Ireland. ITIC met with Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, to discuss if the success can continue, plans for a new runway and a 400 bedroom hotel, Brexit concerns, and targeting emerging […]... Read More

85 years of travel excellence – CIE Tours International

CIE Tours International has been around since the 1930’s and continues to thrive offering high quality holidays to Ireland mainly for the US market. From coach tours to individual travel, CIE Tours promote and sell the island of Ireland as well as programmes to Britain. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) met with their new […]... Read More

Increased growth expected from North America in 2017

The North American market has been a star performer for Ireland in recent years and is currently at record levels in terms of tourism volume and value. Americans and Canadians stay longer and spend more, and are hugely important to Irish tourism.  Increased air capacity, including the new Aer Lingus Dublin-Miami route, has been confirmed […]... Read More

Irish Tourism Industry Awards launched by Minister Shane Ross

The 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards were launched recently by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross T.D.  At a function in the chq Building in Dublin, the Awards were officially launched and they aim to celebrate excellence and innovation within Irish tourism. In total there are 14 Awards covering the areas of International […]... Read More