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#Tourism

# tourism - Tuesday 4 October, 2022

Ireland ranked the friendliest country in Europe by Condé Nast Traveller
# Tourism
# Tourism

Ireland ranked the friendliest country in Europe by Condé Nast Traveller

Tue 8:08 PM 28,416 Views 47 Comments

In the readers’ list of friendliest cities in Europe, Dublin came in sixth place.

# tourism - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Tourism Ireland was worried article about visit cost for holidaymakers would get 'amplified'
# Tourists
# Tourists

Tourism Ireland was worried article about visit cost for holidaymakers would get 'amplified'

Jul 31st 2022, 1:21 PM 57,310 Views 61 Comments

There has been a steady level of online complaints from visitors to Ireland, a Tourism Ireland report said.

# tourism - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Hotels group says 'commentary' misses how supply problems are causing cost increases
# Prices
# Prices

Hotels group says 'commentary' misses how supply problems are causing cost increases

Jun 15th 2022, 3:49 PM 18,591 Views 33 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation body was before the Oireacthas Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts Sport and Media today.

# tourism - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Cheaper to fly to Rome and see Springsteen than to go to Dublin gigs, Dáil told
# Not My Hometown
# Not My Hometown

Cheaper to fly to Rome and see Springsteen than to go to Dublin gigs, Dáil told

Jun 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 55,174 Views 67 Comments

Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Dublin’s RDS cost up to €156.

# tourism - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

New Zealand to ‘welcome the world back’ as tourism restarts
# Travel
# Travel

New Zealand to ‘welcome the world back’ as tourism restarts

Mar 16th 2022, 7:31 AM 18,044 Views 10 Comments

The announcement brought forward the date that tourists can visit from countries including the US, Canada, Britain and much of Europe.

# tourism - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours

Mar 10th 2022, 12:05 PM 25,401 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has written to all Irish embassies asking for monuments to be lit up in yellow and blue.

# tourism - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Irish travel company Joe Walsh Tours to reopen after ceasing business earlier this year
# Tourism
# Tourism

Irish travel company Joe Walsh Tours to reopen after ceasing business earlier this year

Oct 6th 2021, 10:15 PM 26,667 Views 9 Comments

After ceasing trading in April 2021, KPMG were appointed liquidators of the company.

# tourism - Friday 1 October, 2021

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
# Winter Holidays
# Winter Holidays

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister

Oct 1st 2021, 9:55 AM 16,600 Views 23 Comments

The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.

# tourism - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list
# Travel
# Travel

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list

Sep 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 33,320 Views 11 Comments

The tourism sector had sought clarity as businesses feared further loss of revenue.

# tourism - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
# CSO
# CSO

Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas

Jun 29th 2021, 2:20 PM 15,634 Views 11 Comments

The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.

# tourism - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 13,665 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

# tourism - Thursday 10 June, 2021

From a flight simulator to a hilltop funicular: These four tourists attractions have been awarded €73 million
# Would You Go?
# Would You Go?

From a flight simulator to a hilltop funicular: These four tourists attractions have been awarded €73 million

Jun 10th 2021, 4:03 PM 30,301 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s first funicular is planned for Donegal.

# tourism - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,690 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

# tourism - Monday 24 May, 2021

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries
# Tourism
# Tourism

Taoiseach heads to Brussels for sign-off on return of travel between EU countries

May 24th 2021, 7:46 AM 22,542 Views 28 Comments

It is possible that travel to the UK will be possible in June, and that holidays abroad will be possible in July.

# tourism - Friday 21 May, 2021

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism in rural Ireland set to thrive this summer, but cities will suffer, Fáilte Ireland says

May 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 23,481 Views 31 Comments

Fáilte Ireland say rural destinations are offering the outdoor attractions people are seeking in light of the pandemic.

# tourism - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,485 Views 61 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

# tourism - Friday 12 March, 2021

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later

Mar 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,171 Views 34 Comments
  • It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
  • Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
  • Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects

# tourism - Monday 1 February, 2021

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Tourism firms can apply for grants of up to €200,000 under new scheme

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 10:55 AM 24,421 Views 8 Comments

Applications for the TBCS will open on 11 February.

# tourism - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
# Holidays
# Holidays

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 46,132 Views 65 Comments

There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.

# tourism - Friday 25 December, 2020

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

'2020 is a complete wipeout. But we'll be back': Glimmer of light at the end of the Covid tunnel for those closed all year

Dec 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,603 Views 5 Comments

Businesses that had to shut for most of 2020 are hoping for brighter days ahead in 2021.

# tourism - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020
# Tourism Ireland
# Tourism Ireland

St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020

Dec 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 10,938 Views 12 Comments

Tourism Ireland hopes to attract international visitors here again by the summer of 2021.

# tourism - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021
# A Clare Winner
# A Clare Winner

Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021

Nov 17th 2020, 10:02 PM 22,666 Views 7 Comments

The award comes amid big changes to the tourism industry during 2020.

# tourism - Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
# Economy
# Economy

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 24,297 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

# tourism - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister
# Tourism
# Tourism

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister

Oct 17th 2020, 4:12 PM 76,933 Views 82 Comments

Minister Robert Troy said it is “critically important” for tourism and trade to have an open travel industry.

# tourism - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
# Holibops
# Holibops

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option

Oct 6th 2020, 6:32 PM 47,961 Views 25 Comments

The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.

# tourism - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,537 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# tourism - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,975 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

# tourism - Friday 31 July, 2020

'Nothing short of disastrous': Hoteliers say their futures are bleak as revenues plummet due to Covid
# Empty Rooms
# Empty Rooms

'Nothing short of disastrous': Hoteliers say their futures are bleak as revenues plummet due to Covid

Jul 31st 2020, 6:10 AM 30,141 Views 65 Comments

The average room occupancy stood at 42% for July.

# tourism - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Funding for greenways across 20 counties announced, here's where they could be
# Tourism
# Tourism

Funding for greenways across 20 counties announced, here's where they could be

Jul 30th 2020, 5:23 PM 49,343 Views 41 Comments

The funding covers route options and feasibility studies.

# tourism - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,962 Views 25 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

Jul 28th 2020, 9:41 AM 17,352 Views 40 Comments

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# tourism - Friday 24 July, 2020

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived
# Tourism
# Tourism

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived

Jul 24th 2020, 3:37 PM 33,237 Views 14 Comments

The government hopes this will help to encourage people to take trips within Ireland.

# tourism - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
# Travel
# Travel

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,715 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

# tourism - Monday 13 July, 2020

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'
# Travel
# Travel

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Jul 13th 2020, 4:38 PM 68,740 Views 107 Comments

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine
# Tourism
# Tourism

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine

Jul 13th 2020, 1:13 PM 41,545 Views 59 Comments

Some hospitality businesses have turned away tourists who are not following the quarantine advice on arrival in Ireland.

# tourism - Friday 10 July, 2020

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade
# Staycation
# Staycation

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

Jul 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,750 Views 15 Comments

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

# tourism - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
# Staycation
# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,606 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

# tourism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse'
# Economy
# Economy

Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse'

Jul 1st 2020, 10:55 AM 18,806 Views 26 Comments

Event organisers have said they face the prospect of no income for 18 months.

# tourism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 70,086 Views 88 Comments

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

# tourism - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin
# Staycations
# Staycations

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 34,516 Views 115 Comments

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

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