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From Survival to Revival – ITIC’s pre-budget 2022 Submission

06 September 2021 – Autumn Update

The impact of Covid-19 on Ireland’s tourism industry – so heavily dependent on international visitation – has been nothing short of cataclysmic.

Over 100,000 jobs have been lost and the road back to health will be long, steep and uneven. However, despite the trauma and mauling of Covid, industry is of the view that recovery is achievable given a fair wind and crucially pro-tourism and pro-aviation policies. This updated strategic plan – Irish Tourism: From Survival to Revival – outlines a number of recovery scenarios, the more positive of which points to a return to 2019 levels of inbound tourism by 2025.

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Aviation Salvation

20 April 2021

As an island nation Ireland is fundamentally dependent on air connectivity. This is particularly so for our tourism industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs therein.

Aviation has suffered a dramatic collapse as a result of the pandemic but vaccination programme rollouts and scaleable testing regimes offer Ireland the opportunity to restore aviation in a safe and sustainable manner.

ITIC has long called for Government to provide a comprehensive plan to restore Irish aviation. 75% of Ireland’s tourism economy is dependent on international visitation and thus it is critical to tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses that inbound markets are opened up once again.

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Survival & Revival

10 February 2021

Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the last 12 months, with an estimated 90% drop in revenue and a staggering 160,000 job losses.

This report reflects and supports many of the issues outlined in the Tourism Recovery Taskforce (TRT) Plan issued in October 2020 and brought to Government by Minister Martin. It is therefore vital that the Recovery Oversight Group, established by Minister Martin to implement the TRT recommendations, consider this report and prioritise the key enabling actions in the short term to underpin the industry’s return to growth.

9 Key Policies

19 January 2021

Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry has been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It took an 85% hit in revenue last year with the loss of a staggering 160,000 jobs. With businesses in the sector continuing to be shut for public health reasons for at least the first few months of 2021, Government support is critically needed to ensure the essential fabric of Ireland’s tourism industry is preserved.

ITIC has identified 9 key policies needed to safeguard Ireland’s tourism industry.

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