According to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Irish tourism hit new highs in 2018 with a record number of international visitors and the sector worth over €9 billion for the first time. However sustaining success in 2019 will be more challenging with Brexit, the VAT hike, capacity concerns, and weakened competitiveness all posing difficulties for Ireland’s largest indigenous industry.
Despite these challenges, ITIC is confident that Irish tourism can continue to grow next year and add employment and economic balance throughout the country assuming the right policies and investment strategies are pursued.
CLICK HERE to access the Tourism Review of 2018 and Outlook for 2019
CLICK HERE here to access the related press release.