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Seychelles names new UK and Ireland Manager

The Seychelles Tourism Board has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Tinaz Wadia as the new Manager for their UK and Ireland Office, with immediate effect.

Ireland’s booming golf sector pulls over €200m into tourism economy

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland is a nation with many fine golf courses and they are proving their worth, as research shows that the booming golf sector pulls more than €200m into the tourism economy.

Air Seychelles adds Dublin to codeshare destinations

(eTN) - Information just received from the Seychelles confirms the latest grapevine talk, that Air Seychelles has signed up to another codeshare agreement with Etihad, partner of the Seychellois natio

Tourism chiefs: The Gathering bumped visitor numbers by 30,000

DUBLIN, Ireland - Tourism chiefs have claimed that a 30,000 increase in visitor numbers is proof that The Gathering is boosting tourism.

Dublin criminals prey on sightseeing female tourists

DUBLIN, Ireland - Criminals preying on tourists are most likely to target young women sightseeing in Dublin during the afternoon, a new report reveals.

Ireland expecting €50 million windfall from St. Patrick’s weekend

DUBLIN, Ireland - St. Patrick's weekend is set to deliver a €50m tourism bonanza.

Hoteliers not happy with quality of Irish tourism information

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland has more national data on the movement of cows than it does on tourists who contribute almost €6 billion a year to the economy, hoteliers have claimed.

Irish hoteliers demand government action to “reinvigorate” tourism

DUBLIN, Ireland - The body representing the Irish hotel trade has called for greater action to “reinvigorate” tourism from Britain, saying current government targets do not show enough ambition.

Jameson whiskey distilleries become major tourist attractions

DUBLIN, Ireland - Whiskey manufacturer Jameson has recorded a 17pc jump in visitors to its distilleries in Ireland over the last year.

Foreign tourists spent €100 million more in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - Overseas revenue in the tourism trade rose for the first time last year since the recession started, Fáilte Ireland has stated.

Irish tourism woos China

Eighteen Irish organisations, including hotels, golf operators, visitor attractions and DMCs (destination management companies) linked up with Tourism Ireland in Shanghai last week to form the largest

Gabriel Byrne calls Irish tourism initiative a “scam”

DUBLIN, Ireland - The head of Tourism Ireland has insisted that 'The Gathering' is a "spectacular celebration of what it means to be Irish".

Ireland and Seychelles Ministers discuss tourism cooperation

Minister Leo Varadkar, the Irish Minister responsible for Transport, Tourism, and Sports, this week received his Seychelles counterpart, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism

Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland welcomes Seychelles delegation

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was received yesterday on his arrival at the Shannon College of Hotel Management by its Director by Mr.

Fewer UK tourists cause Irish tourism slump

Fewer British holidaymakers visiting Ireland led to a slump in tourism figures over the summer, it has emerged.

United to launch Chicago-Shannon service, boost Houston-London options

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Airlines today announced it will inaugurate five-times-weekly non-stop service between its Chicago hub and Shannon, Ireland, from Jun. 6 to Aug.

Ireland’s tourist numbers rise 7.9 percent

DUBLIN, Ireland - The number of tourists visiting Ireland rose 7.9% last year while Irish people took fewer trips abroad, new figures published by the Central Statistics Office show.

Uganda welcomes record number of UK tourists

The number of tourists coming to Uganda from the UK and Ireland has surpassed previous years' records despite the recent Ebola outbreak.

Irish biker community helps US tourist

A US tourist whose motorcycle was stolen just hours after arriving in Dublin is hoping to get back in the saddle with the help of the Irish biker community.

Green, greener Ireland integrates nature into hotel design

The Cliff House Hotel is tucked away at the Irish coast, only two and a half hours by car away from Dublin.

Brits choose holidays in the UK to allow more breaks away

LONDON, England - A new survey of over 2,500 respondents has found many Brits would rather holiday in the UK and Ireland than go abroad.

Titanic Belfast launches on March 31

DUBLIN and BELFAST, Northern Ireland - For millions of Titanic fans around the world, the city that built the most famous ship on the planet is now Europe's new must-see destination...

Tourists flock to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

Tourists flock to Ireland from all across the globe in hopes of Irish hospitality, music, and of course, a good pint.

Ireland hopes Bollywood flick brings more Indian tourists

Irish tourism chiefs plan to use a Bollywood film to bring more Indian visitors to Ireland. The movie Ek Tha Tiger - meaning Once There Was A Tiger - was shot in Dublin last September.

Ireland’s zombie hotels

They are called “zombie hotels,” and they are creating major problems for the sector in Ireland.

Ireland blames global economy for fall-off in tourist numbers

An unexpected fall-off in tourist numbers in the final months of last year is being blamed on renewed turmoil in the global economy.

Uncertain future for Shannon

It is one of the world’s iconic airports, but its future is in grave doubt.