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# tourism - Today’s News

From Business ETC A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers Hospitality

A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers

The 202-room Aloft-branded property is planned for the Liberties.

From Business ETC 'Rural pubs were hesitant to chase the hen and stag market. Now we need it' Insights

'Rural pubs were hesitant to chase the hen and stag market. Now we need it'

This bar and restaurant owner wanted a new business to kickstart stagnant trade in Sligo.

How to make your 'escape room' tourist attraction stand out? Build it in a boat

Its backers have spent months sourcing props for the new ship-based attraction, they say.

# tourism - Yesterday’s News

This ad for Ireland will be shown to 255 million Americans

There are cows on the road, of course.

# tourism - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From Business ETC The boss of Aer Lingus warns Reykjavik could steal transatlantic traffic from Dublin Transport

The boss of Aer Lingus warns Reykjavik could steal transatlantic traffic from Dublin

Stephen Kavanagh said without faster connections, carriers might migrate to the Icelandic capital.

# tourism - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Losses top €5m at Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf course

The US president-elect has pumped €20 million into upgrading the facility so far.

From Business ETC Losses top €5m at Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf course Hospitality

Losses top €5m at Donald Trump's Doonbeg golf course

The US president-elect has pumped €20 million into upgrading the facility so far.

From Business ETC A record number of passengers used Dublin Airport last year Transport

A record number of passengers used Dublin Airport last year

Traffic at Ireland’s main air hub hit nearly 28 million people in 2016.

# tourism - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From Business ETC A new distillery has been cleared for construction in Donegal's picturesque mountains Food And Drink

A new distillery has been cleared for construction in Donegal's picturesque mountains

Sliabh Liag Distillery will be the first in the county for 175 years and create 40 jobs.

# tourism - Monday 9 January, 2017

The former Zanzibar Hotel on Dublin's north quays has been sold to an aparthotel group

Lockeliving reportedly wants to develop more than 100 rooms at the site.

From Business ETC The former Zanzibar Hotel on Dublin's north quays has been sold to an aparthotel group Building And Property

The former Zanzibar Hotel on Dublin's north quays has been sold to an aparthotel group

Lockeliving reportedly wants to develop more than 100 rooms at the site.

# tourism - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?

The project is the brainchild of businessman Richard Quirke, one of Ireland’s richest men.

# tourism - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From Business ETC Activists cleared for High Court challenge to cruise ships docking at Dún Laoghaire Transport

Activists cleared for High Court challenge to cruise ships docking at Dún Laoghaire

The group behind the legal campaign is worried about the impact on birds, whales and otters.

# tourism - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From Business ETC The country's first floating hotel could be open in Cork this summer Tourism

The country's first floating hotel could be open in Cork this summer

Businessman Sam Field Corbett says he’s only sweating on planning approval for the project.

The Cliffs of Moher had record visitors last year - but facilities are barely coping in peak season

The attraction has tried discounts to encourage groups to come at less busy times.

From Business ETC The Cliffs of Moher had record visitors last year - but facilities are barely coping in peak season Tourism

The Cliffs of Moher had record visitors last year - but facilities are barely coping in peak season

The attraction has tried discounts to encourage groups to come at less busy times.

# tourism - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

From Business ETC Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary? Building And Property

Whatever happened to... A €460m 'Las Vegas-style' casino in Tipperary?

The project is the brainchild of businessman Richard Quirke, one of Ireland’s richest men.

'Staycationing' Brits are the biggest threat to the Irish tourism industry this year

IHF president Joe Dolan says businesses in the border counties are in for a tough 2017.

From Business ETC 'Staycationing' Brits are the biggest threat to the Irish tourism industry this year Tourism

'Staycationing' Brits are the biggest threat to the Irish tourism industry this year

IHF president Joe Dolan says businesses in the border counties are in for a tough 2017.

# tourism - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Iran is hoping this island can become its answer to Dubai

The buildings are modern, the hotels comfortable and new shopping centres are sprouting everywhere.

# tourism - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From Business ETC Why Irish airports aren't too worried about losing US pre-clearance bragging rights Transport

Why Irish airports aren't too worried about losing US pre-clearance bragging rights

Dublin and Shannon are set to lose their status as the only European airports offering the service.

# tourism - Friday 30 December, 2016

How Viking Splash Tours plans to become the McDonald's of city tours

The Irish company has designed its own vehicles to take the concept international.

# tourism - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From Business ETC Irish hotels slammed for taking in record cash while workers are on 'poverty pay' Hospitality

Irish hotels slammed for taking in record cash while workers are on 'poverty pay'

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan said that frontline staff should be getting more money.

2016 record year for Irish tourism with 20,000 new jobs for sector

The Irish tourism industry is now worth over €8 billion.

From Business ETC Ireland's tourism business body has hatched a plan to net the industry an extra €2bn Tourism

Ireland's tourism business body has hatched a plan to net the industry an extra €2bn

ITIC thinks the government isn’t ambitious enough when it comes to tourist targets.

From Business ETC How Viking Splash Tours plans to become the McDonald's of city tours Tourism

How Viking Splash Tours plans to become the McDonald's of city tours

The Irish company has designed its own vehicles to take the concept international.

# tourism - Friday 23 December, 2016

Shane Ross outlines his department's plans - but no mention of gender quotas for sports boards

The Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan had put forward plans for gender quotas for sporting bodies.

# tourism - Thursday 22 December, 2016

From Business ETC Daily rates for Dublin hotels hit a record high in November Hospitality

Daily rates for Dublin hotels hit a record high in November

There was also a slight fall in demand, although occupancy rates are still above the European average.

From Business ETC Waterford, Knock and Kerry among airports sharing multi-million euro grant Transport

Waterford, Knock and Kerry among airports sharing multi-million euro grant

Some €2.7m in state funding will be shared between four regional airports.

# tourism - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Irish tourism has best ever year, with 9 million visits

There were 8,919,700 million visits to Ireland up to the end of November, an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

# tourism - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From Business ETC Iconic Irish businesswoman and Budget Travel founder Gillian Bowler has died Tourism

Iconic Irish businesswoman and Budget Travel founder Gillian Bowler has died

She also founded Clickandgo.com and served as chair for Irish Life and Permanent.

# tourism - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

This Dublin area is one of Airbnb's 'neighbourhoods to watch' in 2017

Places from Europe, the US, Asia and Australia all make the cut.

# tourism - Monday 12 December, 2016

From Business ETC More than a year after Clerys' shock closure, the store's redevelopment has been cleared Building And Property

More than a year after Clerys' shock closure, the store's redevelopment has been cleared

The retailer was shut down with the loss of more than 450 jobs overnight.

# tourism - Sunday 11 December, 2016

This Sligo brewer is calling out the big beer companies for being 'thieving bastards'

Lough Gill Brewery will release its maiden line of products next week.

# tourism - Saturday 10 December, 2016

From Business ETC This Sligo brewer is calling out the big beer companies for being 'thieving bastards' Food And Drink

This Sligo brewer is calling out the big beer companies for being 'thieving bastards'

Lough Gill Brewery will release its maiden line of products next week.

The Little Museum of Dublin is too small to cater for how popular it is

More than 101,000 people visited the attraction last year.

# tourism - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Qatar Airways will fly direct from Dublin to the Middle East starting next summer

The daily service to Doha will open up the Gulf carrier’s international network to Irish passengers.

From Business ETC Qatar Airways will fly direct from Dublin to the Middle East starting next summer Tourism

Qatar Airways will fly direct from Dublin to the Middle East starting next summer

The daily service to Doha will open up the Gulf carrier’s international network to Irish passengers.

Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year Nyf

Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year

The New Year’s Festival will run for three days at the end of the year.

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