The first six months of 2013 will see 114 international business events take place in Ireland bringing a total of approximately 31,000 delegates with an overall estimated economic impact of €37 million.
We are holding a webinar looking at the opportunities which exist for SMEs and how they can better access finance in the current climate.
You can find out about the latest food trends for 2013, and much more on the new food tourism section of www.failteireland.ie
We are excited to present a brand new series of digital marketing web tutorials for tourism businesses looking to use the online space to promote and sell their business.
New research reveals that the golf sector provides a total overseas spend of €202m for the Irish economy.
New research shows that the Gathering has significantly increased the number of overseas visitors for the St Patrick’s Day festival
This year’s National Web Check Digital Conference takes place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin on the 21 May 2013.
According to the latest figures from the CSO visitor numbers to this State increased by 7.4 per cent for the first three months of the year
Our national tourism conference, Culture and Heritage Tourism....An Emerging Economic Engine?,’ is being held in Dublin Castle as part of Ireland's EU Presidency today.
The final route for the Wild Atlantic Way was unveiled today by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport
Almost 15,800 sales opportunities for destination Ireland were created at our largest travel trade show Meitheal which took place in the RDS, Dublin this week.
A number of fact-finding tours around Ireland were organised for overseas operators taking part in Meitheal this year
Visitors to Ireland are experiencing greater value for money and high satisfaction rates according to our latest figures.
Our annual industry/education research forum will take place in Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin office on Wednesday, 24th April 2013 and is open for tourism businesses to attend.
Building Ireland’s position as a major destination in the incentive travel sector, where companies reward employees with trips abroad, is a central focus for our Business Tourism Unit this year.
Travel writers from across the globe got a taste of all the great things to see and do along the West coast of Ireland as they were farmiliarised with our Wild Atlantic Islands last week.
Two of our food ambassadors, Jp McMahon and Pádraic Óg Gallagher are representing Ireland on the international stage at the esteemed Toronto Terroir
Heritage and tourism – who needs whom? This is one of the questions posed at this month’s Tourism Conference which takes place in Dublin Castle on the 25 April 2013.
Our new Discover Ireland Visitor Centre in Sligo was officially opened by Michael Ring, Minister for State for Tourism and Sport, today.
Our Dublin Convention Bureau has been awarded the Annual MICE Report Award for the Best City Convention Bureau in Europe 2013.
We have seen some good news for tourism this week as CSO figures show that overseas visitors to Ireland from December 2012 to February 2013 have increased by 2.3%.
Up to 100 sales pitches for Ireland were made in North America this month as part of a comprehensive programme of sales activity organised under our Sales Connect Programme.
The green carpet was well and truly rolled out for the world’s media on St. Patrick’s Day this year.
The latest webinar in our web supports series addressed this very issue yesterday looking at the latest and best social media tools available and asking how they can help Irish tourism businesses deliver better results for their social media strategy without taking up even more time.
Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Meet in Dublin’ video has been awarded third place in the City Tourism Category at the prestigious International Tourism Media Awards which took place in Berlin.
The last of these workshops will take place in Athlone on the 16th April from 9.30 – 4pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel and if you did not get a chance to attend the other workshops you are welcome to attend.
We are rolling out the ‘green carpet’ this weekend for a large international media contingent arriving to Dublin tomorrow for the St Patrick’s Day Parade.
To help tourism businesses operate more efficiently, a number of short two-hour workshops were recently delivered around the country.
Fáilte Ireland proposes to draft a scheme in accordance with Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003 and is seeking submissions from interested parties.
The seventh phase of the European Destinations of Excellence competition (EDEN) is now underway. This year’s theme of excellence is accessible tourism and we are now inviting entries to the competition.
We have just launched our new home holiday campaign emphasising the variety of festivals and events taking place during 2013 – the year of ‘The Gathering’.
Visitors can now download a new revamped Discover Ireland mobile app and access free WiFi to many of our tourist offices.
We held a series of ‘In Ireland’ workshops in the Greenhills Hotel Limerick recently. Here are some of the top tips from the day.
There’s a new driving route for counties Meath and Louth – the Boyne Valley Drive - taking in 22 historic sites and world renowned heritage along the way.
Galway’s restaurant sector gathered in the Twelve Hotel this week for our e-business master-class to get tips and advice on how to best showcase their product globally via online social media platforms.
Athlone castle isitor cCentre has been officially opened as a new €4.3million state-of-the-art, interactive visitor experience today.
Plans for Dublin in 2013, as well as selling the capital to Great Britain, were at the core of the Dublin tourism industry briefing which was held last week in the Croke Park Conference Centre.
Further dates have been added for our series of Great British workshops which are taking place across the country.
Businesses in Dublin, Kildare and Wexford have been hearing about the insights and learning’s from the GB Path to Growth report at Sales Connect workshops this week.
We are holding a three full day workshops that will help businesses in Cavan and Monaghan gain more business online.
The latest webinar in our series of web support videos looks at the new social media phenomenon Pinterest.
Over 100 of the world’s top conference organisers will arrive in Dublin later this week to attend the annual meeting of the IAPCO.
This month, we are kicking off a series of workshops aimed at helping tourism businesses put the insights and learning’s from the GB Path to Growth report into action.
Fáilte Ireland publishes Sales Connect GB – How You Can Win Business in the GB Market - all the latest research findings presented in a user friendly format.
The Gathering have introduced The Gathering Gesture – a new way tourism businesses can provide visitors with a token of appreciate, some added value and that feeling of being an extra special visitor in 2013.
Watch our latest web support webinar which looks at how tourism businesses can use LinkedIn to generate more corporate business.
The next topic in our web supports webinar series is how tourism businesses can use LinkedIn to generate business from the corporate sector.
Confidence in the Irish tourism industry about its prospects for the year ahead is at its highest levels since the current downturn began in 2007.
A new driving route linking top attractions in Kildare and Wicklow, The Grand Tour, has been launched today at Russborough House.
Portmagee has been announced as the first ever winner of Fáilte Ireland’s National Tourism Towns Award.
Our latest web support webinar – twitter for tourism – is now available to watch.
To help tourism businesses respond to the intelligence within the GB Path to Growth Report, and help them craft their own action plan we have published a series of online tools as part of our new Sale Connect – GB Toolkit.
As part of the Sales Connect – GB Toolkit, Fáilte Ireland has developed a 20 Simple Steps to Developing your GB Action Plan.
Today Fáilte Ireland has published the essential Sales Connect GB – Market Readiness Assessment Tool.
The next webinar in our web-check series will look at how tourism businesses can best use Twitter.
We are seeking the views of tourism businesses and members of local communities on the preferred route outlined for The Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a five stage project and we are currently at stage two - the route identification stage.
Over 60 top overseas educational agents from thirteen countries came to Ireland recently to attend one Ireland’s largest English language workshop in The Radisson SAS in Galway.
The Gathering Ireland 2013, a year-long celebration of all things Irish, will kick off in style with the NYE Dublin Festival on the 31st of December 2012 and the 1st of January 2013, which was launched today.
TBEX, the biggest global meeting of Travel Bloggers, have chosen Ireland for their annual 2013 Conference.
We caught up with operators from France, Germany, Italy and Holland recently and asked them for their insights
The digital conference addressed the burning issue of how to get ahead in the online marketplace and offered insights on new online trends.
Some of Dublin’s top hotels and restaurants have recently graduated from Fáilte Ireland’s Departmental Management and Supervisory Programme.
An ambitious €5.5 million investment in a new “Medieval Mile” tourism project for Kilkenny was announced last week
Tourism businesses from across the country gathered in Limerick yesterday for Fáilte Ireland’s one day Web-Check Digital Conference.
The Tourism Recovery Taskforce yesterday published a significant new strategy to revitalise performance in the British market – GB Path to Growth.
GB Path to Growth outlines a new strategy for how Ireland can attract visitors from the Great British market.Here's what it's saying.
GB Path to Growth states Ireland needs to focus on immediate growth opportunities by identifying which of the segments of Great Britain offer the most potential for conversion in 2013 and 2014.
Our latest Tourism Barometer shows some promising signs of recovery in the industry during 2012
After a busy six weeks, the autumn sales blitz for the tourism industry came to a close this week as the final in a series of Destination Ireland workshops took place in Limerick.
Minister Varadkar marks the completion Cork landmark, Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens.
A group of top teaching professional golfers from golf clubs across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have arrived in Ireland to play some of Dublin’s top links
a web conference for Fáilte Ireland approved Self Catering, Hostel and Caravan & Camping operators is taking place on Tuesday, 23rd October, at Galway’s Carlton Hotel.
Fáilte Ireland has developed a new toolkit to support the sector to attract additional cultural visitors to their business.
Don’t miss the second episode in a brand new RTE series, “The Gathering – Homeward Bound”, is on tonight at 7pm.
UK Coach Tour Operators share insights with Fáilte Ireland at the recent UK Coach and Group Tour Workshop.
Dublin Festival Season has been providing visitors to Dublin with a wide range of things to see and do this autumn.
Fáilte Ireland will hold a one day digital tourism conference offering businesses the opportunity to gain insights on new online trends at the Web-Check Digital Conference this November.
A group of top adventure providers from across the country are representing “Team Ireland” at the annual Adventure Travel World Summit in Switzerland this week.
Tourism businesses last week heard from Elizabeth Randall, Managing Director, STR Global at the latest breakfast seminar held by Fáilte Ireland.
A new DVD designed to attract more conferences to Dublin has been released online by Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB).
Fáilte Ireland has developed a new tourism toolkit especially for people who own, manage and work at Ireland’s heritage sites.
A new web support webinar providing hints and tips on how you can use Google Adwords to attract business is now available to view on our YouTube channel, FáilteIrelandTV.
The latest Discover Ireland Autumn brochure, which includes 180 special offers, was officially launched last weekend.
As the autumn sales blitz continues, businesses had the opportunity to meet and sell to over 20 of Britain’s top coach tour operators.
The Dualway Group were the first coach operator in Europe to recive the coveted EFQM Recognised for Excellence Level 4 Award.
As part of our series of web supports, a web conference for B&B operators - “Optimise Your B&B Business on the Web” - was held at Galway’s Carlton Hotel this week.
This week we hosted the annual International Media Masters golf event in the North West.
Tourism industry members gathered recently at a Master-class event on ‘Making Food and Dining Trends Work for Your Business’ at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross.
14 emerging food champions who were recently selected from across Ireland’s food sector.
The shortlist of ten top towns from across the country was announced today.
One of the largest initiatives for 2013, The Gathering Ireland 2013, is building steam as it prepares to launch on New Year’s Eve.
Ireland’s tourism industry will meet 200 of the world’s top tour operators over the next six weeks at Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Ireland workshops.
Businesses get a steer from Hotels.com President David Roche at latest industry breakfast meeting from Fáilte Ireland
Get marketing tips for Christmas by watching our latest web supports webinar
In an on-going effort to develop the Jackie Clarke Collection, the walled Victorian plot, surrounding the soon to be opened Jackie Clarke Museum in Ballina, has been transformed into an urban garden, which is now open to the public.
Fáilte Ireland is seeking nominations for emerging food champions with a resounding passion and belief in Irish food
The Gathering Ireland 2013 is proud to present the Emerald Isle Classic this week as the American Football clash between Navy and Notre Dame is set take place this Saturday, 1st September 2012.
The Merrion Square Innovation Project, which is being currently rolled out, could serve as a model for future tourism projects.
The first projects in Fáilte Ireland’s Interpretation and Animation initiative, “Sharing Our Stories”, were announced last week