Passengers wearing protective masks in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Entry screening has yet to be recommended for Irish airports, none of which have direct flights with China, as several countries begin isolating citiz(...)

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 (...)

 The Gravity Bar at the  Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

Dublin City Council has given the green light for a large-scale apartment development, in spite of concerns that the plan will compromise views from t(...)

Fáilte Ireland recently estimated that a no-deal Brexit could wipe out about €380m in tourism revenues and result in the loss of up to 10,000 tourism jobs.   Photograph: iStock

Fewer tourists travelled to the Republic in August this year than in the same month in 2018. This is down to a reduction in British tourist numbers, f(...)

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 (...)

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