Press Releases

Wednesday, May 18th 2022
Industry body’s monthly dashboard (April 2022) of tourism industry performance in association with AIB

– April data shows total arrivals down 21% and year-to-date down 35% compared to 2019 –

– 140,000 North American visitors came to Ireland in April while Continental European market was strongest performer –

– ITIC revised growth scenario estimate recovery in inbound tourism of 67% this year compared to peak –

– Inflation 4 times higher than same month in 2019 and ITIC warn “Competitiveness is critical to the success of Ireland’s tourism industry” –

Wednesday, April 27th 2022
Industry body forecasts improved recovery of tourism for 2022

– Projections this year now show 67% recovery to 2019 levels, up from 60% –

– ITIC predict full recovery won’t be achieved until 2026 –

– Flagship conference sees tourism sustainability report launched in association with AIB – 26 key policy recommendations –

– Cost inflation, labour shortages and Ukraine war all pose a challenge as ITIC warn that “Government must stay the course in supporting tourism recovery” –

Wednesday, December 29th 2021
ITIC Year End Review of 2021 and Outlook for 2022

– €12.2 billion lost to Irish tourism and hospitality industry due to Covid-19 –

– Industry body (ITIC) calls for long-term sector-specific plan to support country’s largest indigenous industry and biggest regional employer –

– 60% recovery in inbound tourism possible in 2022 but travel restrictions must be lifted to avoid a “third doomed summer” –