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Whether you're in the tour operator or coach tour business, we'll provide the latest industry research and insights relevant to you.

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Tour Operations & Transport

Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Our role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. We provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.

We also work with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy. We promote Ireland as a holiday destination through our domestic marketing campaign,, and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland. 

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Latest publications

Your Guide to Fáilte Ireland Services 2010 [pdf, 5.2MB]

We provide a range of business supports to tourism businesses, including advice on destination development and marketing supports. Read our 2010 guide to our services for an overview of the supports that were available to tourism businesses that year.

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A new Kilkenny Culture Trail and a Wexford Trad and Culture Trail have been launched.

Two new trails to attract more visitors

In your sector

  • Coach tourism
  • The Irish coach tourism sector is constantly evolving. Learn more about coach tourism trends with our most recent in-depth report [pdf, 1.2MB].

  • Tour operators
  • Marketing your tourism business online using an effective strategy is increasingly important. Learn the basic tools of online marketing with our range of training workshops.

  • Tour guides
  • Two new living history tours have opened to visitors in Galway and Waterford. Find out how living history tours form a vital part of our "Sharing Our Stories" initiative.

Related links

  • Media Centre: Find press releases, contact details and imagery.
  • Client Charter – find out what you can expect from us.
  • Other information: Find our Memoranda of Understanding; Service Level Agreements; Policies and Codes of Practice in departments

Contact us

To find out more general information about our services, please contact the relevant Fáilte Ireland division.