COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for Irish tourism which is baring the brunt of the immediate fallout. ITIC will endeavour to keep the well-being and future of our industry at the forefront of the state’s efforts to work through this crisis. All ITIC updates will be posted here as well as through usual online channels. We wish everyone well during this stressful and challenging period.


ITIC UPDATES


Thursday, July 30th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 8

A stimulus package that doesn’t go far enough and an international tourism policy that needs to be overhauled

– A Missed Opportunity –

– Frustration in industry with July stimulus package –

– Travel restrictions: A cost to industry of €27 million per day –

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Wednesday, July 15th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 7

The urgent need to support vulnerable but viable tourism businesses

– A Key Moment: Irish tourism industry awaits Government’s July stimulus package –

– A quagmire of a quarantine –

– A Revival Plan worth supporting –

– Our UK neighbours: Laggards in public health, Leaders in economic stimulus –

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Friday, May 29th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 6

A pandemic in retreat, a Government at standstill

– A June bank holiday like no other –

– The key R number: Reopening date –

– Time to kickstart the economy –

– Industry at the heart of a tourism recovery –

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Thursday, April 16th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 5

Emerging from Irish tourism’s greatest ever challenge

– Collaboration and cohesion: how Irish tourism can recover –

– A €3.52 billion wallop for Ireland’s tourism industry –

– A regulated industry makes it easier to provide sector-specific supports –

– Tourism must be at centre of new Programme for Government –

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Thursday, April 2nd 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 4

– A welcome initiative but only a first step –

– International connectivity, the life blood of tourism, in lock down –

– Current outlook for international tourism –

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Tuesday, March 24th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – PRESS RELEASE

ITIC produce 3-step plan for rescue and recovery of the tourism industry

– “Tourism industry on the brink” according to ITIC –

– Request for support comes as industry supports emergency efforts –

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Monday, March 23rd 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 3

A tourism industry on the brink – urgent Government support needed – ITIC

– An immediate and devastating impact –

– Tourism hit quickest and hardest –

– An underwhelming economic response –

– The battle for survival –

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Thursday, March 19th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 2

Urgent and immediate action to save Ireland’s tourism industry – ITIC

– Tourism in business front line of Covid-19 –

– Drastic and immediate action required to protect and preserve Irish tourism –

– Covid-19 a challenge like no other –

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Sunday, March 15th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 UPDATE – Bulletin 1

Impact of Covid-19 and immediate supports needed for Irish tourism & hospitality industry – ITIC

– Covid-19 an Unprecedented Crisis –

– A 3-step plan to save Irish tourism –

– A resilient industry –

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Wednesday, March 11th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE

Vat deferral scheme vital to alleviate serious cashflow pressures in Tourism & Hospitality sectors – ITIC

– Immediate action is critical as thousands of jobs at stake due to volume of cancellations and lack of future bookings –

– “Cashflow is the oxygen of business” according to ITIC who state that Tourism is in front line of Coronavirus business impact –

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Monday, March 9th 2020 – ITIC COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE

ITIC statement on Cancellation of St Patrick’s Day parade due to Coronavirus.

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SOME USEFUL RESOURCES/LINKS


Government of Ireland – COVID-19 updates
www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

Government of Ireland – Information for Employers & Employees
www.gov.ie/en/publication/99104a-covid-19-coronavirus/

HSE Updated guidance on COVID-19
www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Department of Foreign Affairs
www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/

Fáilte Ireland
www.failteireland.ie/Utility/Covid-19.aspx

HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre)
www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/


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