Cop26: Irish tourism’s sustainability challenge

Such has been the devastation over the last 18 months, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, any talk of sustainability challenges for Ireland’s tourism industry understandably centre on commercial viability. However in tandem to this is the existential challenge of environmental sustainability that the world, Ireland and Irish tourism has no choice but to address. The […]... Read More

Aer Lingus restoring the key North American market for Irish tourism – ITIC talk with Donal Moriarty

The North American market is the most valuable for Irish tourism and Aer Lingus’s ambitious announcement of a restoration of routes next year is welcome news. ITIC caught up with Donal Moriarty – Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Aer Lingus – to hear about the transatlantic strategy, how the airline is playing its part in […]... Read More

“I’m almost certain we will have a very positive 2022” says Professor Luke O’Neill in interview with ITIC

Always insightful, encouraging and plain-talking, Professor Luke O’Neill of Trinity College spoke recently with the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) and talked about how he is “99.9% certain” of a very positive spring and summer season next year. New anti-viral drugs, the power of the vaccine programme complemented by boosters, and natural built-up population immunity […]... Read More

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral planning tourism recovery and a sustainable future

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland – is one of Dublin’s leading tourism experiences and pre-pandemic attracted over 600,000 visitors per annum. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) caught up with Gavan Woods to hear about the crucial restoration of the roof, how Saint Patrick’s has coped with Covid-19 […]... Read More

Tourism industry budget submission and recovery scenarios

Budget 2022, due to be delivered on October 12th, represents a defining moment for Ireland’s tourism industry. There is an opportunity to move from survival to stabilisation through to recovery but only if backed by pro-tourism and pro-aviation policies from Government. In that context the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) publishes an updated strategic plan […]... Read More

CIE Tours bring American visitors back to Ireland

With the ban on non-essential travel lifted last month international tourists have slowly started returning to Ireland. The US market is of critical importance to Irish tourism and CIE Tours have been one of the first tour operators to bring  escorted group tours back to the country. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation caught up with […]... Read More