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# tourism - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Mar 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 22,143 Views 154 Comments

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# tourism - Monday 12 February, 2018

Cambodia deports tourists accused of 'pornographic' pool party
# Travel
# Travel

Cambodia deports tourists accused of 'pornographic' pool party

Feb 12th 2018, 8:33 AM 42,708 Views 0 Comments

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:00 PM 13,201 Views 26 Comments

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
# Crossover Appeal
# Crossover Appeal

In pictures: The world's most spectacular bridges

Feb 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 34,497 Views 20 Comments

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
# Sold
# Sold

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

Jan 30th 2018, 12:35 PM 23,839 Views 19 Comments

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
# Food And Drink
# Food And Drink

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

Jan 27th 2018, 5:30 PM 22,383 Views 50 Comments

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
# Slainte
# Slainte

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

Jan 25th 2018, 5:55 PM 663 Views 2 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

Jan 25th 2018, 5:53 PM 1,197 Views 0 Comments

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
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

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

Jan 20th 2018, 9:30 AM 41,361 Views 46 Comments

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
# Mr Simms

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

Jan 17th 2018, 6:57 PM 698 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cliffs Of Moher
# Cliffs Of Moher

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

Jan 15th 2018, 2:22 PM 28,071 Views 27 Comments

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
# Mayo Power
# Mayo Power

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

Jan 11th 2018, 2:47 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jungle Out There
# Jungle Out There

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

Jan 11th 2018, 2:32 PM 418 Views 1 Comment

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

# tourism - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 7th 2018, 2:00 PM 1,091 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Francis Brennan
# Francis Brennan

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

Jan 7th 2018, 1:00 PM 19,232 Views 20 Comments

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
# Accommodation
# Accommodation

Irish aparthotel company Staycity planning tenfold expansion in Dublin by 2021

Jan 3rd 2018, 12:18 PM 16,696 Views 17 Comments

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
# Bigger Boat
# Bigger Boat

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

Jan 3rd 2018, 10:57 AM 32,826 Views 50 Comments

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
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 12:00 AM 25,602 Views 33 Comments

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
# St James's Gate
# St James's Gate

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

Jan 1st 2018, 11:40 AM 21,715 Views 55 Comments

More than 1.7 million people paid a visit last year.

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 38,568 Views 34 Comments

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'
# 2017 Review
# 2017 Review

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

Dec 28th 2017, 1:41 PM 7,719 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 28th 2017, 1:34 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 27th 2017, 6:00 PM 445 Views 0 Comments

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
# Skellig Luke

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

Dec 27th 2017, 1:04 PM 24,011 Views 28 Comments

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

# tourism - Monday 25 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 2,631 Views 0 Comments

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
# Party Quarter
# Party Quarter

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

Dec 24th 2017, 8:15 PM 22,440 Views 25 Comments

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

# tourism - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 4:38 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 1:07 PM 667 Views 0 Comments

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

# tourism - Friday 15 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 15th 2017, 3:17 PM 6,475 Views 0 Comments

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

# tourism - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 14th 2017, 6:02 PM 7,635 Views 0 Comments

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
# The Last Jedi
# The Last Jedi

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

Dec 13th 2017, 1:08 PM 19,037 Views 22 Comments

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

# tourism - Monday 11 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 11th 2017, 9:31 AM 924 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tourism
# Tourism

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

Dec 10th 2017, 9:45 AM 28,368 Views 31 Comments

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

Dec 9th 2017, 4:00 PM 48,565 Views 146 Comments

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
# Waterways Ireland
# Waterways Ireland

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

Dec 7th 2017, 2:38 PM 1,586 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Insights
# Insights

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

Dec 7th 2017, 2:37 PM 2,126 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pupp Cafe
# Pupp Cafe

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

Dec 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 2,047 Views 2 Comments

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

# tourism - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 361 Views 0 Comments

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

# tourism - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 5th 2017, 4:49 PM 1,082 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2017, 10:49 AM 532 Views 0 Comments

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