Articles tagged “ireland”

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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Dan Peltier, Skift

UK travelers, along with travelers from many other countries, are facing a lot of uncertainty these days about the value of their currencies. It will take more than a few famous filming locations to convince UK and other travelers to visit a place like Ireland.

3 months ago

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Ireland is Already Feeling the Sting of Brexit’s Tourism Impact

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ireland and other European destinations will start to rely more on U.S. and other foreign markets as the fallout from Brexit and a weaker pound sterling becomes clearer.

5 months ago

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to airports that are providing services for an often-forgotten segment of the population, autistic kids.

6 months ago

Ireland Is Already Cashing in on New Star Wars Tourism

Ireland Is Already Cashing in on New Star Wars Tourism

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

There are worse ideas than connecting your destination with the top grossing movie of all time. Just make sure you're ready for the crowds. Luckily, Tourism Ireland has a track record of knowing what it's doing.

2 years ago

Ireland’s Next Tourism Campaign Taps Into Mythical Legend and Lore

Ireland’s Next Tourism Campaign Taps Into Mythical Legend and Lore

Greg Oates, Skift

Many tourism bureaus are trying to drive visitors to their lesser visited destinations, but Tourism Ireland's region-specific campaigns are more comprehensive, and according to the data, more successful than most.

2 years ago

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Tourists in Ireland

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Tourists in Ireland

Helen O'Neill, Associated Press

From pubs to natural attractions, the holiday gives visitors the incentive they need to visit "now" rather than the future, a critical factor which all destinations look to promote.

3 years ago

Interview: Tourism Ireland CEO on Targeting the Right Markets

Interview: Tourism Ireland CEO on Targeting the Right Markets

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Tourism Ireland has stuck to its strengths in the countries where it knows it will have traction, but continued growth will depend on effectively using their available funds and potential partners to build brand awareness in budding source markets.

3 years ago

Tourism Ireland Makes Deal With HBO to Bring ‘Game of Thrones’ to Life

Tourism Ireland Makes Deal With HBO to Bring ‘Game of Thrones’ to Life

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Ireland is attempting to replicate New Zealand's tourism success by branding itself as the real-life version of a mythical destination, and using the HBO logo adds credibility to the tourism board's campaign.

4 years ago

Tweeting and Singing Astronaut Pitches for Tourism Ireland

Tweeting and Singing Astronaut Pitches for Tourism Ireland

Soo Kim, Daily Telegraph

That the retired astronaut is working with Tourism Ireland is a nice thing. We're unsure, though, how effective he'll be as a booster now that that he's riding around County Donegal instead of rocketing around outer space.

4 years ago

Northern Ireland Builds Tourism Campaign Around ‘Game of Thrones’ Set

Northern Ireland Builds Tourism Campaign Around ‘Game of Thrones’ Set

Associated Press

Film tourism is a big business these days and any destination that hosts a show as popular as 'Game of Thrones' would be a fool not to capitalize on it.

4 years ago