International magazine names Mayo resort hotel as best in UK and Ireland

International magazine names Mayo resort hotel as best in UK and Ireland

Ashford Castle in Co Mayo has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland by readers of a leading US travel magazine.

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Working from paradise: Barbados to offer one-year visas for remote workers

Working from paradise: Barbados to offer one-year visas for remote workers

The Caribbean country is opening up to tourists for long stays in an attempt to boost the economy.

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Guinness Storehouse cuts jobs as it prepares to reopen

Guinness Storehouse cuts jobs as it prepares to reopen

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is to lay off staff when it reopens as the popular tourist attraction prepares for a drop in visitor numbers.

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Post-Covid holidays: Explore these crowd-free beauty spots in Ireland and the UK

Post-Covid holidays: Explore these crowd-free beauty spots in Ireland and the UK

Domestic travel is set to be busier than ever this summer. Escape the bustle by avoiding the obvious destinations, says Sarah Marshall.

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Cliffs of Moher visitor experience to be given a €16.5m boost

Cliffs of Moher visitor experience to be given a €16.5m boost

Clare County Council is set to spend an estimated €16.5m, including €2m on a tunnel for pedestrians, at the country’s most popular natural tourist attraction at the Cliffs of Moher.

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Staycation nation: Could Ardmore become the new Algarve?

Staycation nation: Could Ardmore become the new Algarve?

The latest travel news with Tom Breathnach.

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Irish Ferries see passenger numbers fall 60% this year

Irish Ferries see passenger numbers fall 60% this year

Irish Ferries has criticised the Government requirement that travellers arriving from Britain self-isolate for two weeks.

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Fáilte Ireland claims reduced social distancing to one-metre could save 80,000 hospitality jobs

Fáilte Ireland claims reduced social distancing to one-metre could save 80,000 hospitality jobs

It has issued guidelines to the tourism sector on how to prepare to reopen on June 29 in Ireland.

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Re-opening Kinsale — big plans for a comeback

Re-opening Kinsale — big plans for a comeback

While most hoteliers could be forgiven for taking a 'day off' after shutting down in March, Ciaran Fitzgerald wasn’t one of them.

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Irish Tourism Industry Confederation says 14-day quarantine regulation damages international tourism

Irish Tourism Industry Confederation says 14-day quarantine regulation damages international tourism

From today, anyone arriving from overseas must provide details of where they will be self-isolating and their contact information.

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Beara Bridle Way: Ireland's first Horse Trail competed

Beara Bridle Way: Ireland's first Horse Trail competed

Ireland’s first Horse Trail, the Beara Bridle Way, which winds through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, has been completed.

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International tourist numbers could fall by 80%, data shows

International tourist numbers could fall by 80%, data shows

International tourist numbers could fall by as much as 80%, according to the United Nations.

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Killarney could prove to be barometer for tourism recovery

Killarney could prove to be barometer for tourism recovery

As Ireland’s tourism capital Killarney is a barometer for the industry nationally and how business is impacted in the town could offer a forecast for the sector.

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Airlines at risk as travel job losses continue to increase

Airlines at risk as travel job losses continue to increase

Up to 75 million tourism-related jobs and half of Europe’s airlines are at immediate risk according to latest analysis of the damage being wreaked on business by the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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Brennan brothers plan to keep Park Hotel in Kenmare open despite Covid-19 slump

Brennan brothers plan to keep Park Hotel in Kenmare open despite Covid-19 slump

One of the country’s best known five star hotels, Francis and John Brennan’s Park Hotel in Kenmare is to remain open in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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John Daly: How the tourism of wellness promises to be a business tonic

John Daly: How the tourism of wellness promises to be a business tonic

On a weekend when Ireland and the world normally adorns itself in a proud and enthusiastic St Patrick’s Day personality, it is peculiar to instead encounter empty streets and social restrictions.

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Dublin hotel group see drop in pre-tax profits

Dublin hotel group see drop in pre-tax profits

Pre-tax profits at the hotel group which operates the Ashling hotel near Heuston Station in Dublin decreased by 9.5% to €5.5m in 2018.

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Cork cruise sails ahead despite Covid-19 fears

Cork cruise sails ahead despite Covid-19 fears

The lucrative Cork cruise season will continue as planned, despite coronavirus fears.

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American tourists rescued after being trapped in Clare floods

American tourists rescued after being trapped in Clare floods

The pair had been driving through the Burren National Park when, it appears, they took a wrong turn after being prompted by their satnav.

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Munster tourism fears fallout as Dalata hotels take hit

Munster tourism fears fallout as Dalata hotels take hit

The Covid-19 outbreak will impact the tourism and hospitality sectors across Munster, business leaders have warned.

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Airbnb agrees to share rental data with European Commission

Airbnb agrees to share rental data with European Commission

Airbnb and other online accommodation platforms have agreed to share data on short-term rentals with the statistical office of the European Commission in a partnership they say will help countries formulate policy decisions.

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Tourism chiefs warned of serious headwinds ahead

Tourism chiefs warned of serious headwinds ahead

Ireland’s tourism industry is under “considerable pressure”, with costs, Brexit uncertainty, and the coronavirus all potential headwinds this year, a leading economist has warned.

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Ireland's two-tier tourism industry continues

Ireland's two-tier tourism industry continues

Ireland continues to have a two-tier tourism industry with the regions bearing the brunt of the slowdown the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has said.

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'Global Greening' campaign will not run in China due to Coronavirus

'Global Greening' campaign will not run in China due to Coronavirus

Tourism Ireland has suspended 'Global Greening' in China due to the coronavirus

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OPW-run national momuments operated at loss of almost €7m in 2019

OPW-run national momuments operated at loss of almost €7m in 2019

Ireland's national monuments, which have a guide service, operated at a loss of nearly €7 million last year.

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British tourist wearing bikini arrested for 'indecent exposure' in Maldives

British tourist wearing bikini arrested for 'indecent exposure' in Maldives

A video circulating on social media shows a tourist with a British accent being detained by at least three police officers.

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Tourism industry urges all 2020 candidates to commit to action to support jobs growth

Tourism industry urges all 2020 candidates to commit to action to support jobs growth

The Irish Hotels Federation has urged all candidates in tomorrow’s election to commit to decisive action in support of the continued growth of Irish tourism.

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Fears Cork tourist town's best asset could be washed away

Fears Cork tourist town's best asset could be washed away

Fears have been expressed that a tourist town's best asset could be washed away.

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Irish Examiner View: Protect national treasures - Time to say ‘no’

Irish Examiner View: Protect national treasures - Time to say ‘no’

Even in this assertively secular age, Skellig Michael can be described as a special place.

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Strong year ahead for Irish tourism as North American visitors continue to grow revenue

Strong year ahead for Irish tourism as North American visitors continue to grow revenue

Tourism Ireland aims to surpass the performance of 2019 and to grow revenue from North American visitors by 4% in 2020.

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Spike Island visitor numbers increased by 10,000 in 2019

Spike Island visitor numbers increased by 10,000 in 2019

Tourist numbers are increasing all the time at Cork County Council-run attractions, with the leading venue, Spike Island, recording a 10,000 increase in visitors last year.

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Increase of 1.8% in overseas visitor numbers to Ireland in 2019

Increase of 1.8% in overseas visitor numbers to Ireland in 2019

The total number of trips to Ireland made by oversea visitors in 2019 saw an increase of 1.8% on 2018, according to CSO figures released today.

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Tourism industry demands Vat cut

Tourism industry demands Vat cut

Ireland’s tourism industry said it can deliver growth of 65% if the incoming government restores the 9% Vat rate.

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Guinness Storehouse is still top attraction but Cliffs of Moher still standing tall

Guinness Storehouse is still top attraction but Cliffs of Moher still standing tall

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin continues to welcome the largest number of visitors of any other attraction in Ireland while the Cliffs of Moher are still standing tall in second place over Dublin Zoo.

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Dublin City Council plans bid to charge tourists new visitor levy

Dublin City Council plans bid to charge tourists new visitor levy

Dublin City Council is set to launch a fresh bid to charge a hotel bed tax or visitor levy on tourists to the capital.

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2019 visitor spend dips - Help needed for tourism

2019 visitor spend dips - Help needed for tourism

Tourism is more than ever before an industry between a rock and a hard place.

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The amount spent by overseas tourists fell in 2019 for the first time in eight years

The amount spent by overseas tourists fell in 2019 for the first time in eight years

The Government should quickly tap its Brexit contingency fund to do more to promote the island abroad, as the amount spent by overseas tourists fell in 2019 for the first time in eight years, the head of the largest tourism business group has said.

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Clarence go-ahead to extend hotel

Clarence go-ahead to extend hotel

Planning permission has been granted for an extension to the Clarence Hotel in Dublin which will almost double the number of rooms at the four-star hotel associated with U2.

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Father and two children drown in swimming pool at Costa del Sol resort

Father and two children drown in swimming pool at Costa del Sol resort

A father and his two children have died after drowning in a swimming pool at a holiday resort in the Costa del Sol.

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Tourism at risk from too many tourists

Tourism at risk from too many tourists

It’s that time of the year again when tourism industry people look to the 2020 horizon, cogitating on what the 12 months ahead holds for Ireland.

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Overseas tourists drive almost €6bn in revenue to State, figures reveal

Overseas tourists drive almost €6bn in revenue to State, figures reveal

Overall, 11.2m visitors from abroad landed on Irish shores over the past 12 months, in what proved to be a “mixed bag” of a year, according to the body’s chief executive, Niall Gibbons.

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Tourism industry must provide value for money , warn bosses

Tourism industry must provide value for money , warn bosses

Overseas tourists do not perceive Ireland as a rip-off destination but tourism bosses warn that the industry must provide value for money to achieve ambitious growth targets.

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Tourism Ireland hoping for 7% growth in visitor numbers by 2022

Tourism Ireland hoping for 7% growth in visitor numbers by 2022

Tourism Ireland aims to increase visitor numbers by 7% by 2022.

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Watch: This is what Dublin's white-water rafting centre will look like

Watch: This is what Dublin's white-water rafting centre will look like

Dublin City Council has released a 3D video model of what its planned white-water rafting attraction will look like.

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What is dark tourism and why is it controversial?

What is dark tourism and why is it controversial?

Museums, memorials and off-the-beaten-track disaster locations around the globe are pulling in curious tourists.

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CSO figures show rise in numbers of tourists coming here in past year

CSO figures show rise in numbers of tourists coming here in past year

Ireland has seen a rise in the number of overseas tourists coming here in the last 12 months.

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Three Irish counties to join with Wales in tourism promotion

Three Irish counties to join with Wales in tourism promotion

Businesses in the south east are being encouraged to take part in a new joint venture with counties in Wales to promote tourism in the regions.

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Sligo village wins top EU tourism award

Sligo village wins top EU tourism award

Strandhill was announced as the winner of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) at an event at the Sligo Park Hotel this afternoon.

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Airbnb guests to spend estimated €212m in Irish restaurants and cafes this year

Airbnb guests to spend estimated €212m in Irish restaurants and cafes this year

Guests on Airbnb are projected to spend an estimated €212 million in Irish restaurants and cafes in 2019, according to new figures from the booking website.

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Fishermen unite to resist vast windfarm

Fishermen unite to resist vast windfarm

A licence application to survey the Waterford coastline for the world’s largest offshore windfarm has caused fears among fishing and tourism sectors, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Fáilte Ireland boss calls for ‘greater regional spread’

Fáilte Ireland boss calls for ‘greater regional spread’

The head of Fáilte Ireland has warned, in its annual report, the attractiveness of Ireland as a holiday destination could be damaged unless a regional imbalance in the tourism industry is addressed.

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Leading executives join Fáilte Ireland board

Leading executives join Fáilte Ireland board

Fáilte Ireland has appointed two well-known business leaders as non-executive members of its board.

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'Continuing weak trend' in overseas visitors to Ireland

'Continuing weak trend' in overseas visitors to Ireland

The number of trips to Ireland by overseas visitors increased by 2.1% in September, compared to the same month last year.

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Gresham Hotel sees profits increase by 18% to €5.8m

Gresham Hotel sees profits increase by 18% to €5.8m

Pre-tax profits at the Spanish-owned Gresham Hotel on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last year increased by 18% to over €5.8m.

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€10.2m Atlantic Museum to be developed in Galway City

€10.2m Atlantic Museum to be developed in Galway City

Fáilte Ireland has announced a record investment in a new museum for Galway.

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Fáilte Ireland paid Golf Channel €187,500 to help broadcast Irish Open

Fáilte Ireland paid Golf Channel €187,500 to help broadcast Irish Open

In addition to the €495,187 spent by Fáilte Ireland, Clare County Council oversaw a spend of €4m on upgrading the resort, which included an outlay of €550,000 on new public toilets.

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Number of visits to Ireland’s key attractions falls 10% so far this year

Number of visits to Ireland’s key attractions falls 10% so far this year

The number of visits paid to Ireland’s key attractions has fallen by 10% so far this year, despite coming off a bumper year for tourism in 2018.

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Elizabeth Fort visitors can now avail of self-guided audio tours

Elizabeth Fort visitors can now avail of self-guided audio tours

Visitors to Cork’s Elizabeth Fort can now avail of self-guided audio tours of the city’s star fort and view new illustrations of Cork in the 17th century in a new permanent exhibition developed as part of an EU project.

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Tourism Ireland welcomes news that Ireland makes top 20 countries to visit in 2020

Tourism Ireland welcomes news that Ireland makes top 20 countries to visit in 2020

Ireland has made it onto the list of the top 20 countries in the world to visit in 2020.

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Ireland's visitor attractions experience 10% slowdown in the last year

Ireland's visitor attractions experience 10% slowdown in the last year

The Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AVEA) has called on the government to support the tourism sector to combat Brexit, insurance premium concerns, and international market competitiveness.

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