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US tourists spent €1.8 billion in Ireland in 2019 – ‘They stay longer, visit more regions, spend across all sectors and are very good when it comes to spending on gifts,’ says tour operator. File photograph: iStock

Ireland will have to move fast to exploit the “enormous pent-up demand” among fully vaccinated Americans or risk losing hundreds of millions of euro t(...)

The EU has proposed  introducing documents that would allow EU citizens who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel freely within the 27-nation bloc by summer. File photograph: Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images

The decision by the European Commission to back the creation of a Covid-19 certificate to allow EU citizens travel to other member states without the (...)

Tourism sector: vital to economy. Photograph: From Fáilte Ireland’s domestic tourism marketing campaign this year

Overseas tourism revenues are likely to collapse by two-thirds this year as a result of Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has been told. In 2019 the(...)

The taskforce   recommends staggered mid-term breaks to “facilitate families wishing to holiday in Ireland” by spreading out demand

The taskforce advising the Government on a revival of the tourism industry has recommended adjustments to the school calendar to lengthen the time ava(...)

The Waterford Greenway. Many tourism businesses are hoping that domestic Irish tourists – themselves prevented from travelling abroad – can be tempted to take holidays at home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The tourism industry has called for a suite of support measures to be included in the next programme for government, including €1.5 billion in grant a(...)

Cliffs of Moher: one of Ireland’s most-visited tourist attractions.

The Irish tourism industry’s year started brightly but ended on a gloomier tone amid Brexit strains, higher costs and consumer nervousness, according (...)

RBS is expected to name the first female chief executive of one of the big British banks. Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Ulster Bank’s parent group, Royal Bank of Scotland, is expected to name the first female chief executive of one of the big British banks, according (...)

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(...)

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(...)

The five-star Conrad Hotel  arguably offered the best deal: €270 for a Saturday night

Yet again Dublin hotel prices have been shown to be rising substantially. The annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey shows the average room rates (...)

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