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#Tourists

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It's officially* summer! Let's play Irish summer bingo
# Farmer's Tan
From The Daily Edge
# Farmer's Tan

It's officially* summer! Let's play Irish summer bingo

May 1st 2013, 5:16 PM 11,496 Views 2 Comments

*Depending on who you talk to.

7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering

Apr 29th 2013, 11:58 AM 5,255 Views 39 Comments

CSO figures confirm a significant bump in tourist numbers from abroad in the first quarter of 2013.

Ireland getting better in offering value for money, say tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

Ireland getting better in offering value for money, say tourists

Apr 22nd 2013, 11:24 AM 7,400 Views 33 Comments

Tourists told Fáilte Ireland that Ireland has improved significantly in giving value for money over the past 10 years.

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?

Apr 22nd 2013, 9:55 AM 21,485 Views 174 Comments

A survey of tourists shows that our image among overseas visitors as a rip-off country has reversed – do you agree?

Initial probe into Egypt balloon crash rules out 'criminal activity'
# Luxor
# Luxor

Initial probe into Egypt balloon crash rules out 'criminal activity'

Feb 27th 2013, 9:22 AM 1,982 Views 1 Comment

Four investigating teams are examining the evidence after up to 19 tourists were killed in the hot-air balloon crash.

Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here
# To Russia With Love
# To Russia With Love

Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here

Feb 4th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,627 Views 35 Comments

Trade mission lands in Moscow and St Petersburg to raise awareness of island’s attractions to the 24 million Russians who travel abroad annually.

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

Feb 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 53 Views 126 Comments

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?

Jan 31st 2013, 9:40 AM 7,385 Views 156 Comments

It’s the government scheme aimed at encouraging you to invite relatives home and organise events celebrating Irish culture, but are you getting involved?

World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN
# Tourism
# Tourism

World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN

Jan 29th 2013, 12:22 PM 1,709 Views 4 Comments

The Asia-Pacific region recorded the biggest increase in foreign visitors last year.

North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors
# Security
# Security

North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors

Jan 21st 2013, 2:15 PM 6,499 Views 13 Comments

Security regulations which prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals remain in force, however.

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent
# Come Visit Us
# Come Visit Us

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent

Jan 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,935 Views 26 Comments

More than one million Americans are expected to visit Ireland this year, spending more than $1 billion – and Tourism Ireland wants to see this increase even more.

"Stuff I learned about Ireland" - what an Australian visitor thinks of us
# Discover Ireland
From The Daily Edge
# Discover Ireland

"Stuff I learned about Ireland" - what an Australian visitor thinks of us

Jan 14th 2013, 3:45 PM 50,258 Views 139 Comments

“These people are insane, especially on country roads…”

Fewer British people visited Ireland but rise in European and US tourists in 2012
# Tourism
# Tourism

Fewer British people visited Ireland but rise in European and US tourists in 2012

Dec 28th 2012, 11:54 AM 5,221 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation has said that people in Ireland are taking less frequent, shorter and lower spending trips when they take their holidays at home.

Tiffany to open megastore on Champs Elysees in Paris
# Bling
# Bling

Tiffany to open megastore on Champs Elysees in Paris

Nov 5th 2012, 2:30 PM 6,240 Views 12 Comments

The 175-year-old jewellery company Tiffanys is to open its multi-storey megastore in the French capital in 2014.

Amsterdam's cannabis cafes to remain open, says mayor
# Café Culture
# Café Culture

Amsterdam's cannabis cafes to remain open, says mayor

Nov 1st 2012, 2:05 PM 13,022 Views 33 Comments

The government is planning to restrict cannabis sales by requiring residents to show identification when entering the shops.

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning
# Book Of Queues
From The Daily Edge
# Book Of Queues

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning

Aug 31st 2012, 12:27 PM 11,995 Views 32 Comments

Check out the queues at Trinity College this morning. Welcome tourists!

Four die in Slovenia hot air balloon crash
# Slovenia
# Slovenia

Four die in Slovenia hot air balloon crash

Aug 23rd 2012, 5:06 PM 5,102 Views 3 Comments

The incident occurred when 32 tourists were aboard the balloon, which caught fire and crash-landed in a field near Ljubljana.

Four dead after tourist plane crashes in Kenya
# Crash
# Crash

Four dead after tourist plane crashes in Kenya

Aug 22nd 2012, 5:11 PM 4,865 Views 0 Comments

Both pilots and two German tourists were killed in the crash at Kenya’s Masai Mara national park.

Joyce Tower set to reopen thanks to volunteer support
# Joyce Tower
# Joyce Tower

Joyce Tower set to reopen thanks to volunteer support

Aug 20th 2012, 1:50 PM 4,371 Views 5 Comments

Staffing issues at Fáilte Ireland meant that the James Joyce site closed this summer.

Latest visitor figures described as 'flat' by Tourism Ireland
# Visit Ireland
# Visit Ireland

Latest visitor figures described as 'flat' by Tourism Ireland

Jul 27th 2012, 4:36 PM 3,618 Views 42 Comments

Three million tourists came to Ireland in the first six months of the year.

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'
# Bulgaria
# Bulgaria

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'

Jul 19th 2012, 10:11 AM 2,201 Views 13 Comments

Iran’s state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran’s involvement in the bombing, which killed seven yesterday.

11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments
# Strike A Pose
From The Daily Edge
# Strike A Pose

11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments

Jul 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 30,696 Views 12 Comments

Ever ‘held up’ the Tower of Pisa, or taken the Eiffel Tower in the palm of your hand through the magic of perspective? Of course you have…

Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland

Jun 21st 2012, 12:01 AM 835 Views 3 Comments

“The selectors need to build on the knowledge that the All-Blacks were rattled because we attacked them in the right places,” writes Emmet O’Rafferty.

Coach tourism sector "running at a loss"
# Tourism
# Tourism

Coach tourism sector "running at a loss"

Jun 12th 2012, 1:42 PM 1,936 Views 4 Comments

A new study involving 66 coach tour operators showed that the number of coach-tourists is down by 16 per cent, while hire-out rates are down 5 per cent.

Bemused Green Sheep of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Bemused Green Sheep of the Day

Mar 16th 2012, 11:44 AM 6,841 Views 6 Comments

No comment.

Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme
# Tourism
# Tourism

Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme

Mar 12th 2012, 3:46 PM 4,600 Views 7 Comments

The scheme will be extended to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as emerging markets like China, India and Gulf regions.

Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland
# Craic Agus Ceol
# Craic Agus Ceol

Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland

Jan 12th 2012, 10:59 AM 8,993 Views 33 Comments

The tenth edition of the famed travel guide has some familiar themes…

Number of overseas visitors to Ireland up for the first time in four years
# Tourism
# Tourism

Number of overseas visitors to Ireland up for the first time in four years

Dec 29th 2011, 9:16 AM 1,729 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation said the number of overseas visitors to Ireland had risen this past year.

Tourism benefits from Obama and Queen Elizabeth visits to be seen next year - Minister
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism benefits from Obama and Queen Elizabeth visits to be seen next year - Minister

Dec 20th 2011, 9:19 AM 1,062 Views 12 Comments

Leo Varadkar said today that an increase in tourists had been projected for next year as a result of the image-boost given to Ireland by the visits.

Irish residents take fewer trips this summer, while more tourists come here
# Travel
# Travel

Irish residents take fewer trips this summer, while more tourists come here

Nov 14th 2011, 11:59 AM 400 Views 2 Comments

The number of trips to Ireland from overseas residents grew by 6.5 per cent between July and September 2011.

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011
# Tourism
# Tourism

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011

Oct 21st 2011, 1:06 PM 366 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish residents made fewer trips abroad this summer.

Eight die in Botswana plane crash
# Botswana
# Botswana

Eight die in Botswana plane crash

Oct 18th 2011, 11:28 AM 319 Views 0 Comments

The light aircraft was carrying a number of tourists from France, Sweden and Britain. The pilot and seven of his passengers died in the crash.

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops
# Drug Tourism
# Drug Tourism

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops

Oct 1st 2011, 4:02 PM 10,142 Views 14 Comments

The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.

Gallery: Top 5 destinations for Irish tourists at home and abroad
# Holidays
From The Daily Edge
# Holidays

Gallery: Top 5 destinations for Irish tourists at home and abroad

Sep 26th 2011, 12:14 PM 1,515 Views 4 Comments

Check out the most popular places for Irish holidaymakers this year.

They 'Like' us: Irish tourism sites have over half-a-million Facebook fans
# Social Media
# Social Media

They 'Like' us: Irish tourism sites have over half-a-million Facebook fans

Sep 20th 2011, 4:52 PM 960 Views 5 Comments

Tourism Ireland believes its social media presence is crucial in attracting holidaymakers to Ireland.

Irish women robbed on holiday in Portugal
# Portugal
# Portugal

Irish women robbed on holiday in Portugal

Sep 6th 2011, 12:48 PM 542 Views 8 Comments

Ten tourists slightly hurt in Turkey beach explosion
# Turkey
# Turkey

Ten tourists slightly hurt in Turkey beach explosion

Aug 29th 2011, 12:10 PM 221 Views 0 Comments