Ireland's Tourism Boom
The domestic tourism industry has experienced strong growth in the last two years and now provides one eighth of all jobs in Ireland. Initiatives like the Wild Atlantic Way and the 9% VAT rate applicable to some in the industry have helped. On today's programme, Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul takes to the road to speak with operators around the lesser-visited parts of the country to see how things are going.
Back in studio, Mark and Ciarán are joined by practitioners Travis Zeray of Clew Bay Bike Hire, Joan Reilly of Doolin 2 Aran Ferries, and also Eoghan O'Mara Walsh of Irish Tourism Industry Confederation to discuss what more can be done by the state and the industry to continue the good work.
The Irish Times Business Podcast is presented by Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock and produced by Declan Conlon in association with Irish Life.