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

New CEO of EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum discusses moving to Ireland, the importance of cultural tourism and working with stakeholders, and hopes of a World Title

Patrick Greene has recently taken up the role as CEO and Museum Director at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum. This is an interesting time for EPIC with growing visitor numbers and ambitious plans for the future. Patrick has high-level experience in both the UK and Australia and, in a recent interview with ITIC, gives his […]... Read More

Brexit, the border and Irish tourism

Having seamless travel around the island of Ireland is absolutely critical for Ireland’s tourism industry post-Brexit. Earlier this week, at the crossing between North and South, ITIC caught up with Joanne Stuart – CEO of the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance – to discuss the importance of no border infrastructure and how tourism throughout the island […]... Read More