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Tourism

# tourism - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad? Staycation Nation This post contains a poll

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?

Poll: Is it better value to stay in Ireland? Or impossible to put a price on all that foreign sunshine?

From Business ETC Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits More In The Door

Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits

We owe our cousins in the UK a big thank you…

# tourism - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ah here: tourists challenged to do 50 things in Dublin in 48 hours Take A Break
From TheJournal.ie Ireland of 1964… seen through American eyes In Pictures

Ireland of 1964… seen through American eyes

O’Connell Street from Nelson’s Pillar, Merchant’s Quay before the shopping centre and kissing the Blarney Stone…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland switch time zones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland switch time zones?

A new piece of law being considered would allow Ireland to move the clocks forward by an hour. Should we do it?

# tourism - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From Business ETC How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry SMEs

How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry

Travel agents may not be as essential as they used to be, but one Irish outfit has managed to survive by adapting to change.

# tourism - Monday 21 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: ‘Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that’ The Big Idea

The Big Idea: ‘Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that’

Paddywagon tours is almost twenty years old, and has gone from shaking up the Irish market to planning its first international move.

# tourism - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Sign in Co Kerry café forbids ‘loud Americans’ on the premises Thanks But No Thanks

# tourism - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Flame-haired children and crooning pensioners steal the show at Molly’s ‘comeback event’ Alive-oh And Kicking

Flame-haired children and crooning pensioners steal the show at Molly’s ‘comeback event’

Molly Malone’s had a makeover — and she’s back on show at a new, temporary home on Dublin’s Suffolk Street…

# tourism - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks Howth

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks

No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.

# tourism - Friday 11 July, 2014

From Business ETC What I learned: making a business work in the Wild West (of Ireland) Way Out West

What I learned: making a business work in the Wild West (of Ireland)

Clare Island, off the Mayo coast, is an unlikely place to start a business, but that’s just what Carl O’Grady decided to do in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Mayor cracks down on Magaluf pub crawls by British and Irish tourists You've Had Enough

Mayor cracks down on Magaluf pub crawls by British and Irish tourists

Police are investigating a recent incident involving an 18-year-old woman from Northern Ireland.

# tourism - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar is asking for your help with something… Give Us A Buzz

Leo Varadkar is asking for your help with something…

He announced the government’s Tourism Masterplan today, and wouldn’t mind some feedback.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Crack teams’ of secret tourism inspectors could be coming to your town… Day-trip Detectives

# tourism - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Put your country first, let Garth Brooks play’ Workin On A Full House

‘Put your country first, let Garth Brooks play’

The gigs are worth €50 million to the Dublin economy, it has been claimed.

# tourism - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 intense feelings Irish people have about America Independence Day

# tourism - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New exhibition opens at Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre after €300k facelift Revamp

New exhibition opens at Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre after €300k facelift

In the first six months of 2014, visitor numbers were up by 7 per cent on the same period last year.

From TheJournal.ie Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry? Wild Atlantic Way

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?

Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.

# tourism - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle’: €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

# tourism - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge ESB halt works to save tourist’s holiday at Galway guest house Power To The People
From TheJournal.ie The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar) Make Mine A Double

The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar)

The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee has been told that the high level of excise duty on spirits is putting the livelihoods of 12,000 families and a €1bn injection into the Irish economy at risk.

# tourism - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hotels deny raising prices for special events HOTEL MOTEL HOLIDAY INN

Hotels deny raising prices for special events

A survey said that Dublin’s hotels were “surging”, but the Hotels Federation says there is value to be had.

# tourism - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs… but only if we think big Making A Splash

Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs… but only if we think big

The head of Fáilte Ireland believes more projects like the Wild Atlantic Way could achieve this.

# tourism - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Millions to be spent before Royal Portrush can host The Open Championship

However, the organisers expect the economy to benefit by £70 million as a result.

# tourism - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK Tourism

New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK

The current system means these tourists need two visas if they want to leave here for Northern Ireland or Britain but that will all change this autumn.

# tourism - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New Irish Whiskey Museum to get €150,000 of Government funding Drop In

New Irish Whiskey Museum to get €150,000 of Government funding

St. Patrick’s Cathedral will also recive funds through Fáilte Ireland.

# tourism - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the Kim-Kanye visit give the economy a boost? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the Kim-Kanye visit give the economy a boost?

Tourism bosses reckon a Tweet from either of the celebrity couple could be a major boon to the sector. What do you think?

# tourism - Monday 26 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tourism numbers are up and so are jobs in accommodation and food This Way Please

Tourism numbers are up and so are jobs in accommodation and food

The latest CSO figures show a boost in tourism numbers from February to April this year.

# tourism - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution World Cup

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution

Officials are now plastering public spaces with awareness-raising messages to warn tourists that child exploitation is a crime.

# tourism - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From Business ETC Varadkar ‘disappointed’ by Aer Lingus strike but says there are other airlines Striiiiikkeeee

Varadkar ‘disappointed’ by Aer Lingus strike but says there are other airlines

Leo Varadkar has urged all parties to find a resolution that will prevent strike action this June Bank holiday weekend.

# tourism - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From Business ETC Irish guesthouse voted second best in Europe for exceptional service BESTHOUSE

Irish guesthouse voted second best in Europe for exceptional service

The hotel reached the number one spot for Ireland in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service.

From Business ETC Here’s how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales Spending Spree

Here’s how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

# tourism - Monday 5 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible Return To Ruin This post contains images

Ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Cutbacks might make it impossible

Restored buildings managed by the Landmark Trust are in danger following funding cuts.

From The Daily Edge This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays Ice Cream Please

This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays

Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.

# tourism - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Extreme weather conditions haven’t put people off visiting the Cliffs of Moher Holliers

Extreme weather conditions haven’t put people off visiting the Cliffs of Moher

A total of 177,878 people visited the site between 1 January and 30 April this year.

# tourism - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From Business ETC We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year Fáilte

We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year

Leo Varadkar announces ambition to bring 7.5 million visitors here in next two years.

# tourism - Sunday 27 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: What is your dream holiday destination? We're All Going...

Open Thread: What is your dream holiday destination?

You’re already in the American dream.

# tourism - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding Festival Fun

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# tourism - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations Temple Barred

Temple Bar named one of the world’s ‘most disappointing’ tourist destinations

At least, that’s what The Huffington Post says.

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