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# tourism - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Burren tourism group named among Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' winners for 2021

The award comes amid big changes to the tourism industry during 2020.

# tourism - Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

# tourism - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister

Minister Robert Troy said it is “critically important” for tourism and trade to have an open travel industry.

# tourism - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option

The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.

# tourism - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# tourism - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

# tourism - Friday 31 July, 2020

'Nothing short of disastrous': Hoteliers say their futures are bleak as revenues plummet due to Covid

The average room occupancy stood at 42% for July.

# tourism - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Funding for greenways across 20 counties announced, here's where they could be

The funding covers route options and feasibility studies.

# tourism - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# tourism - Friday 24 July, 2020

Admission charges for Dún Aonghasa, Castletown House and other heritage sites to be waived

The government hopes this will help to encourage people to take trips within Ireland.

# tourism - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Only half of the calls made were answered.

# tourism - Monday 13 July, 2020

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine

Some hospitality businesses have turned away tourists who are not following the quarantine advice on arrival in Ireland.

# tourism - Friday 10 July, 2020

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

# tourism - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

# tourism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Call for extension of wage subsidy scheme into 2021 as conference sector 'on verge of collapse'

Event organisers have said they face the prospect of no income for 18 months.

# tourism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

# tourism - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

State should give €200 voucher to every adult in the country to boost domestic tourism, says Sinn Féin

The scheme would also see every child receiving a voucher worth €100.

# tourism - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'We've had a slew of bookings since Friday': Hoteliers' plans to reopen in the Covid-19 era

Hoteliers have asked for clarity on small weddings, and live music events this summer.

# tourism - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# tourism - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland

The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

# tourism - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Italy hopes to win back visitors as it re-opens to European tourists

The tourism sector contributes around 13% to Italy’s GDP.

# tourism - Friday 29 May, 2020

Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list

The Greek government imposed an early lockdown, which is credited with limiting the spread of Covid-19.

# tourism - Monday 25 May, 2020

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

# tourism - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government

The Taoiseach said he is in favour of a tourism taskforce being set up.

# tourism - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

# tourism - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff

Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.

# tourism - Friday 20 March, 2020

Increase in available rental properties in Dublin 'likely related to collapse of tourism'

Half of the Dublin increase is concentrated in the most in-demand property type and area for the short-term market.

# tourism - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Covid-19: Decision on St Patrick's Festival expected this week, says Tourism Ireland chief

Niall Gibbons said that coronavirus was a major threat to Irish tourism.

# tourism - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Dublin is to get another hotel and this one will be right next to Croke Park

Dalata Hotel Group hopes to open the new Maldron in 2023.

# tourism - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# tourism - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Damage was caused across the island by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

# tourism - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.

# tourism - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Galway named one of the best cities in the world to visit

Lonely Planet describes Galway as “brilliantly bohemian”.

# tourism - Friday 11 October, 2019

Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum

The agency is ploughing over €6 million into museum and new plaza near Spanish Arch.

# tourism - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

# tourism - Friday 6 September, 2019

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

# tourism - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Another Dublin street blocked off by activists in car-free demonstration

Councillors are due to vote next week on a proposal to permanently pedestrianise this section of the street.

# tourism - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group

The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.

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