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# tourism - Monday 12 February, 2018

Cambodia deports tourists accused of 'pornographic' pool party Travel This post contains videos

Cambodia deports tourists accused of 'pornographic' pool party

All of the accused denied the charges, saying they were not naked or producing pornography.

# tourism - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Tourists won't be barred from taking certain photos in Uzbekistan anymore

Tourists won't be barred from taking certain photos in Uzbekistan anymore

The strict rules are being eased in a bid to… attract tourists.

# tourism - Sunday 4 February, 2018

In pictures: The world's most spectacular bridges

They serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be easy on the eyes too.

# tourism - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

The famous Jonathan Swift ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold

Irish Continental Group is offloading the vessel for over €15m.

# tourism - Saturday 27 January, 2018

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

# tourism - Thursday 25 January, 2018

What Irish distilleries need in order to lure whiskey tourists away from the Scots

The industry has set an ambitious target of hitting nearly 2 million visitors.

Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business

Lobbyists are pushing for an overhaul of the current regulations.

# tourism - Saturday 20 January, 2018

A well-known Dublin sweet shop is about to make way for a new city centre hotel

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe has closed its Dame Street store.

# tourism - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

A well-known Dublin sweet shop is about to make way for a new city centre hotel

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe has closed its Dame Street store.

# tourism - Monday 15 January, 2018

€3 million 'cruise' ship to be built for Aran Island crossings and trips to Cliffs

The new ship is being built in France and will have a low emission engine system.

# tourism - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Three decades after opening, Knock Airport reported its busiest year ever

The Mayo hub reached the 750,000-passenger mark in 2017.

Why Cork's 'recession proof' Fota Wildlife Park may struggle to grow visitors in the recovery

The head of the attraction talks about how the site plans to continue to expand.

# tourism - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From Business ETC 5 ways you can take the pain out of international business travel Tourism

5 ways you can take the pain out of international business travel

From how to pack your bags to coping with jet lag, here are some tips for avoiding travel woes.

'I talk all the time - a treat for me is to not speak to anybody for a day'

Hotelier Francis Brennan talks about his admiration for watches – and celebrity chef Neven Maguire.

# tourism - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021

Staycity expects to have 1,500 apartments operating in Dublin by 2021.

A new €160m ferry between Dublin and Holyhead will be the biggest of its kind in the world

The vessel will be able to hold 1,500 cars and over 300 trucks.

# tourism - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists

With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?

# tourism - Monday 1 January, 2018

The Guinness Storehouse is still the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland

More than 1.7 million people paid a visit last year.

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

# tourism - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest'

Despite a rocky July, the sector enjoyed a record year for visitor numbers.

From Business ETC Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest' Tourism

Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest'

Despite a rocky July, the sector enjoyed a record year for visitor numbers.

# tourism - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'Letting people go in the recession was really difficult - it was out of everyone's control' Insights

'Letting people go in the recession was really difficult - it was out of everyone's control'

Sunway boss Tanya Airey also talks about how good weather in Ireland hampers the travel business.

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast Skellig Luke This post contains videos

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast

Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.

# tourism - Monday 25 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life' Tourism

'Working Christmas is the norm for me. You just need to find a way to balance work and family life'

This hotelier talks about what it’s like to work on Christmas Day.

# tourism - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'I often have to clean vomit off my car': Budapest locals are getting tired of the booming tourism sector

Annual arrivals have almost doubled since 2009 to 3.5 million last year.

# tourism - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From Business ETC Donald Trump's Clare golf course has been cleared to build its Doonbeg wall Building And Property

Donald Trump's Clare golf course has been cleared to build its Doonbeg wall

The Trump International Golf Links wants to carry out coastal erosion management works.

From Business ETC Francis Brennan's five-star hotel just had its best year since the boom Tourism

Francis Brennan's five-star hotel just had its best year since the boom

The Park Hotel in Kenmare raked in a profit of nearly €500,000 last year.

# tourism - Friday 15 December, 2017

From Business ETC The former head of Topaz has plans to build a six-storey 'contemporary hotel' in Donnybrook Building And Property

The former head of Topaz has plans to build a six-storey 'contemporary hotel' in Donnybrook

The 78-bedroom development is being planned by Smiles dental founder Emmet O’Neill.

# tourism - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From Business ETC A deal has been struck to save two big Galway hotels from closing down Work

A deal has been struck to save two big Galway hotels from closing down

Some 330 jobs have been saved at seven companies owned by businessman Gerry Barrett.

# tourism - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad

Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.

# tourism - Monday 11 December, 2017

From Business ETC A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections Building And Property

A €40m hotel on Stephen's Green has the green light despite government objections

An Bord Pleanála said that the hotel would not adversely affect the historic buildings nearby.

# tourism - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

# tourism - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# tourism - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# tourism - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From Business ETC Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves Building And Property

Surfers are fighting Donald Trump's Clare wall for fear it will wreck the waves

The US president’s hotel at Doonbeg first applied for the flood defence plan last year.

# tourism - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go' Insights

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

From Business ETC Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year Hospitality

Kilkenny's Mount Juliet luxury estate swung back into the black last year

The Thomastown resort bounced back from a near-€2 million loss in 2015.

# tourism - Monday 4 December, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin? Hospitality This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think too many hotels are being approved in Dublin?

Conservationists believe there’s an ‘over-concentration’ of new short-term accommodation in the city.

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