Articles tagged “ireland”

Normalcy Won’t Come Until 2022: CEO of Ireland’s Largest Hotel Group

Normalcy Won’t Come Until 2022: CEO of Ireland’s Largest Hotel Group

Padraic Halpin, Reuters

It may take until 2022 for bookings to return to pre-coronavirus levels at Ireland's Dalata Hotel Group, but the company also has a sale-leaseback safety net if the travel industry faces an even worse coronavirus downturn.

2 months ago

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Ryanair Marketing Boss Kenny Jacobs Is Leaving the Airline

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Kenny Jacobs is a well-known member of Ryanair's senior management team and has frequently represented the airline at industry events. Given his prominent role at the company, his departure is something of a shock.

4 months ago

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

1 year ago

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Secret Escapes continues its acquisition spree. The question is what comes next: Will it opt for an IPO or might a buyer be waiting in the wings?

1 year ago

Trump Organization to Spend $46 Million Expanding Irish Golf Resort

Trump Organization to Spend $46 Million Expanding Irish Golf Resort

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Given the west of Ireland resort has yet to make a profit, the Trump family must be hoping a multi-million dollar investment will pay off sometime in the not too distant future.

2 years ago

Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Aer Lingus Taps New CEO From Within Parent IAG

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Stephen Kavanagh is staying on for a couple more months and will then serve as a non-executive director, both of which imply an amicable decision. New CEO Sean Doyle inherits an airline in decent financial shape but one that has its fair share of competitive challenges.

2 years ago

Ryanair Unable to Avert a Pilots Strike on Flights Between Ireland and Britain

Ryanair Unable to Avert a Pilots Strike on Flights Between Ireland and Britain

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lively CEO Michael O'Leary once swore that "hell would freeze over" before he accepted unionization. It must be feeling mighty cold right now at the Dublin offices.

2 years ago

Ireland Wants Chinese Travel Agents to Make It a Top European Destination

Ireland Wants Chinese Travel Agents to Make It a Top European Destination

Jing Travel

Chinese tour buses are already a common sight throughout Ireland, but Tourism Ireland wants to dial it up with travel agents. It isn't a cheap country to visit, either, but teaching travel agents to better package Ireland could be a long-term win.

2 years ago

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

The Irish border question has become the biggest issue surrounding Brexit. The UK government has said it doesn't want a return to the checkpoints of the past and is looking at creative ways of solving the problem.

2 years ago

Brexit Talks Close to Resolution on Ireland-Northern Ireland Open Border

Brexit Talks Close to Resolution on Ireland-Northern Ireland Open Border

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Will the UK and EU maintain an open border between the EU's Ireland and the UK's Northern Ireland? Theresa May needs it for Brexit talks to proceed, although she's trying to maintain the peace with her far-right coalition partner in Northern Ireland. It's a very difficult dance step.

2 years ago

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

3 years ago

Irish Countryside Hotels Are Getting a Boost Thanks to Brexit

Irish Countryside Hotels Are Getting a Boost Thanks to Brexit

Ross Kenneth Urken, Bloomberg

Growth in international luxury tourism demand has helped offset the Brexit-based decline in UK travel to Ireland.

3 years ago