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End of Year Review 2011 & Outlook for 2012!

December 2011

2011 marked a year of positive change for Ireland’s tourism industry with overseas visitors increasing by 7%, while domestic demand volumes held up well despite the severe downturn in domestic confidence. But we still have a long way to go before getting back to the peak levels enjoyed in 2007…

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New Directions for Tourism in the West

October 2011

The West of Ireland has not only been attracting fewer overseas holidaymakers, but it has also been losing share of holiday visitors to the country. In view of this serious situation ITIC commissioned a fundamental re-assessment of both the potential and the barriers…

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I.T.I.C. Says Tourism Recovery Can Be Sustained

October 2011

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (I.T.I.C.) has said that the welcome return to growth in overseas visitor numbers seen in the first 3 quarters of 2012 can be built upon again next year…

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New Emerging Markets & Tourism Opportunities

July 2011

ITIC engaged the UCD Smurfit School of Business to examine the real potential of emerging markets for Ireland over the coming decade which makes for very interesting reading…

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Costs Of Doing Business in Ireland 2011

National Competitiveness Council
July 2011

Ireland is battling to restore economic stability and to return to a sustainable path of economic growth and to protect our reputation as an excellent location to do business. A determined focus on our international competitiveness is central to our recovery. As a small, open economy…

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Visa Waiver Programme

Irish Government
July 2011

The Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme was announced by the Government as part of its Jobs Initiative with a view to promoting tourism from emerging markets. It is due to commence on 1 July 2011. The programme will run as…

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Tourism Statistics Review

April 2011

TTC was commissioned by ITIC to undertake a short review of Irish tourism statistics and make recommendations. The review followed the withdrawal last year of monthly tourism data by the CSO and concern that there were other delays in the production of tourism statistics…

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Statement on Competitiveness Priorities

National Competitiveness Council / Forfás
March 2011

Restoring the Irish economy to sustainable economic growth is essential both for reducing unemployment, restoring fiscal balance and for reducing the debt overhang to manageable proportions. Enhancing our international competitiveness is a…

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Second Progress Report from the Tourism Renewal Implementation Group (TRIG)

Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport
March 2011

This report summarises the progress and position to date on measures under the Framework for Action set out by the Tourism Renewal Group…

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Programme for Government

March 2011

On the 25th February a democratic revolution took place in Ireland. Old beliefs, traditions and expectations were blown away. The stroke of a pen, in thousands of polling stations, created this political whirlwind..

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Tourism Opportunity

January 2011

Tourism in Ireland is in crisis following the collapse of overseas demand over the past 2 years. Urgent action is needed if the industry is to recover.

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