Fáilte Ireland unveils 2022 plans for tourism recovery, but availability of staff remains a major challenge

Doubling of investment in domestic marketing to €10million compared to 2019 to encourage people to take additional short breaks among 2022 priorities   Strong recovery in inbound tourism based on air access projected to be 83% of 2019 levels   Staffing and cost inflation most significant challenges currently facing tourism sector   Package of measures […]

US Travel Show ‘Ireland with Michael’ with an audience of 155 million is scouting for new locations in Ireland to film for 2023 series

The US TV travel show ‘Ireland with Michael’ is presently showcasing many parts of Ireland as holiday destinations to audiences of 155 million people across the USA and Canada as its second series airs this spring. The team are putting a call-out to the people of Ireland for locations and ideas for the 2023 series. […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the ‘Walks Scheme’

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the announcement this morning by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’. Fáilte Ireland research shows hiking and walking are ranked amongst the Top 10 Activities domestic tourists participated in this summer, with 57% engaging […]

Fáilte Ireland announces details of new €55million business continuity scheme for the tourism sector and priorities for 2021

Fáilte Ireland has today (1st February) announced details of its new €55million Tourism Business Continuity Scheme. The announcement was made at a special virtual industry event watched by thousands of operators, providers and employers from across the tourism sector. The allocation was secured by Minister Catherine Martin TD in Budget 2021 and Fáilte Ireland is […]

Fáilte Ireland unveils new domestic marketing campaign and new COVID-19 Safety Charter to boost public confidence

Fáilte Ireland is revealing its new national domestic marketing campaign to the tourism and hospitality industry today. ‘Ireland, make a break for it’ will go live across media this weekend in what will be a major drive to encourage people to take domestic breaks this summer. The National Tourism Development Authority is also launching a […]

Munster Vales seeks input from the tourism trade to create its 5 Year Strategic Development Plan

These are truly unprecedented times for the tourism sector across the board. The industry is and will continue to face challenging times as Covid 19 remains in delay phase, we are all trying to steer a ship in troubled waters but we have to remain hopeful that our tourism industry will rise again and the […]

Munster Vales Unveils Inspiring New Website

Munster Vales members officially launched the new website www.munstervales.com on February 13th at the heritage and spiritual attraction St Patrick’s Well, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Munster Vales new website is a visually vibrant site that promotes the authentic geographical area as a consistent brand increasing the socio-economic benefits of tourism to the region whilst providing an […]

Cashel allocated funding through new €15.5m Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns Scheme

Cashel in Co. Tipperary will be allocated significant funding by Fáilte Ireland to develop its potential as a tourism ‘destination town’.   The funding has been allocated through Tipperary County Council as part of the €15.5million ‘Destination Towns’ initiative launched earlier this year by the National Tourism Development Authority.   The Destination Towns project in Cashel will […]

Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland Join Forces to Develop Tourism Along Ireland’s Inland Waterways

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Waterways Ireland Acting CEO John McDonagh met today to discuss the Strategic Partnership Programme which has been agreed by both organisations. The Strategic Partnership Programme signed today between Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland primarily focuses on the delivery of a programme of works to improve the quality of the […]

German travel writers visit North Tipperary

Five travel writers from various German media outlets – including regional newspapers, a special interest magazine and a travel blog – have been visiting Tipperary and Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They have a combined audience of almost 380,000 readers.   One of the highlights of the group’s time here was […]

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