A national tourism body has claimed  an apartment development  will compromise the visitor experience and views from the Gravity Bar in the Guinness Storehouse (above)

A national tourism body has claimed that an apartment development containing a 13-storey block will compromise the visitor experience and views from t(...)

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation provided an update on the progression of its 2025 strategy for Irish tourism growth on Wednesday. File photograph: The Irish Times

Tourism does not get “due attention” from either the Minister for Tourism Shane Ross or the rest of the Cabinet, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederat(...)

Tim Fenn of the Irish Hotels Federation believes the Irish accommodation sector is ‘absolutely good value for money’ and the evidence ‘is to be found in the solid growth we have seen over several years’ Photograph: iStock

Perception counts for a lot in tourism circles and a notion that a destination is good value for money, or at least not bad value, goes a long way tow(...)

Tourists enjoy the weather and sites in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The one thing that virtually everyone involved in the Irish tourism industry appears to agree on is that a trip to Ireland still represents good value(...)

Maurice Pratt, ITIC’s chairman, says tourism “the only sector that can provide proper long-term regional balance and deliver jobs and economic growth to all parts of the country”.

The main lobbying group representing the tourism industry has accused the Government of not “matching the industry’s ambitions” and called on the Stat(...)

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has written to Minister for Tourism Shane Ross asking for the introduction of the new 13.5 per cent VAT rate to be delayed by a year. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

After several years of winning annual budget battles, the tourism industry finally lost the war over its 9 per cent VAT rate, which was hiked to 13.5 (...)

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, declared that the reduced VAT rate of 9 per cent to help the tourism and hospitality industry has “done its job”.

Groups representing the tourism and hospitality industries have sharply criticised the Government for raising the sectors’ VAT rate from 9 per cent to(...)

The Minister Shane Ross said the tourism industry is “on fire”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross, the Minister for Transport and Tourism, says he is “puzzled” by criticism of his performance from the tourism industry, as the sector’s pe(...)

Irish Tourish Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh (left) and Paul Gallagher, a former chairman of the body. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish tourism industry has hit back at Department of Finance officials who recently criticised the sector’s special 9 per cent VAT rate as a “dead(...)

Fáilte Ireland has had several major successes in recent years, such as the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tensions have arisen between the tourism industry and Fáilte Ireland, the State agency responsible for the industry’s development, over a call by an i(...)

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