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New Gathering Gestures App Launched

01.05.2013

 

Minister Michael Ring Launches New “Gathering” App

 

On May 1st Minister Michael Ring launched a brand new app for iPhones and android devices – designed specifically for The Gathering Ireland 2013. Called “Gathering Gestures”, the app has been created by Tourism Ireland, offering a wide variety of “gestures” to ensure our international visitors get more from their holiday here and an extra special welcome in this year of The Gathering.

Final route for the Wild Atlantic Way unveiled at Meitheal

02.05.2013

 

Please click on the image above to see the video for the final route of the Wild Atlantic Way which was unveiled at Meitheal by Minister Ring

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME INCREASE IN HOLIDAY MAKERS & BUSINESS TOURISM

21.04.2013

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME INCREASE IN HOLIDAY MAKERS & BUSINESS TOURISM

 

Thursday, 21st March 2013: The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today welcomed the significant increase in hotel bednights achieved in 2012 (up 13% on last year). The increase follows a growth in both business trips (up 7.7%) and visits by holidaymakers (up 3.8%) compared with 2011.

 

BE OUR GUEST GUIDE 2013 LAUNCHED

11.04.2013

 

BE OUR GUEST GUIDE 2013 LAUNCHED

Ireland’s Largest Accommodation Guide - Special Edition for The Gathering

 

THE GATHERING CREATES PLATFORM FOR NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL TOURISM

05.03.2013

 

 

Tuesday, 5th March 2013

 

THE GATHERING CREATES PLATFORM FOR NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL TOURISM

 

  • 76% of hoteliers expect a growth in business in 2013 as a direct result of The Gathering
  • Local community involvement key to future success of regional tourism
  • Over 300 specific initiatives identified as offering potential beyond 2013

 

GOVERNMENT CAVING IN TO UNIONS ON WAGE SETTING MECHANISM – HOTELS SAY

05.03.2013

 

Tuesday, 5th March 2013

 

GOVERNMENT CAVING IN TO UNIONS ON WAGE SETTING MECHANISM – HOTELS SAY

Job Creation Put at Risk in Attempt to Resurrect Outdated Joint Labour Committee (JLC) System

 

·         Reintroduction of JLCs hinders ability to take on additional staff say 91% of hoteliers

HOTELS CHIEF SLAMS LACK OF TOURISM POLICY INSIGHTS

04.03.2013

 

 

HOTELS CHIEF SLAMS LACK OF TOURISM POLICY INSIGHTS

Absence of sufficiently detailed and robust visitor data puts Irish tourism at a significant competitive disadvantage

 

·         Lack of tourism insights and data impeding success of €5.7 billion industry

HOTELS PLAN SEEKS TO PROVIDE 3,000 PEOPLE A YEAR WITH ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT

04.03.2013

 

 

HOTELS PLAN SEEKS TO PROVIDE 3,000 PEOPLE A YEAR WITH ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT

Hoteliers Frustrated at Lack of Government Support for Tourism Jobs Training

 

HOTELIERS MORE UPBEAT ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY SURVEY

04.03.2013

 

HOTELIERS MORE UPBEAT ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY SURVEY

71% are concerned, however, about the future viability of their business

 

·         51% of hoteliers indicate a positive outlook for trading conditions

·         53% are seeing an increase in business compared with this time last year

2012 TOUGH YEAR FOR TOURISM BUT SEEDS NOW SOWN FOR PERIOD OF GROWTH

03.03.2013

2012 TOUGH YEAR FOR TOURISM BUT SEEDS NOW SOWN FOR PERIOD OF GROWTH

Irish Hotels Federation Annual Report

 

  • A marginal increase of just 0.2% in overseas visitors recorded in 2012
  • Visitors numbers from Britain drop by 100,000
  • More ambitious targets needed to turn British market around

 

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