Covid-19 ITIC Bulletin 4: A first step, a cost estimate, an international perspective, and a plan for the future

A welcome initiative but only a first step The Irish Government’s economic response last week to Covid-19 with a €3.7 billion package was a welcome initiative in supporting tourism and hospitality businesses up and down the country who are wrestling with a staggering challenge. The wage subsidy measures, increased unemployment payments and better illness cover […]... Read More

Party Political Manifestos & Tourism

Now that all the political parties have published their manifestos it is clearer as to where and how tourism policy is featured. Positively tourism is referenced in all party manifestos although some of the initiatives are vague and lacking in detail. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has pulled together references to tourism policy within […]... Read More

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