The 333m cruise ship the MSC Splendida , the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, carrying over 4,600 passengers, arriving in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

(...) season,” he said. “We are shaping up for a record year in cruise tourism, with some 113 cruise calls(...)

That the economy is central to the elections is a reflection on where Northern Ireland is today compared to when the Good Friday agreement was signed 18 years ago. Photograph: Trevor McBride

(...), UUP and SDLP also believe tourism could be a greater economic driver and job creation vehicle than it(...)

People look at the arrival of US Carnival cruise ship Adonia at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba’s 1959 revolution, Cuba. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

(...)-to-people” educational travel, avoiding a ban on pure tourism that remains part of US law. Optional activities for the(...)

People out walking in Wicklow with Lough Dan in the background. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) countryside recreation and the expansion of rural tourism, with many landowners, who gladly allowed access to(...)

A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

(...) heavy guard. Kenya relies on tourism, with many drawn to safaris at luxury camps by the trove of(...)

A still  image taken from video released by the Hua Hin Municipality shows an elderly British couple and their son on the ground after they were attacked during a family vacation in Hua Hin, Thailand. A video of the attack  captured by overhead security cameras was posted this week on social media. Photograph: AP

(...) had been arrested and would be charged with grievous bodily harm. A spokesman for the Tourism(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

(...) appointed her former aide, Alessandro Teixera, as tourism minister, and he promptly celebrated by proudly(...)

Leo Varadkar and the rest of the Fine Gael team – Simon Coveney, Frances Fitzgerald and Pascal Donoghue – arriving at Trinity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) who served in Cabinet with him. He loved being Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and was(...)

Epic Ireland  in CHQ, Dublin: Some of the diaspora’s well-known members. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) managing director Paul Carty; Catriona Crowe of the National Archives of Ireland; the tourism consultant(...)

Ryanair’s attempts to reinvent itself as a customer-friendly business seems to be paying off with the latest survey showing it climbed from 99th place in 2013 to 63rd position this year

(...). Cadbury 17. Tourism Ireland 18. Aer Lingus 19. Smyths Toys 20. Kerry Group(...)