Giant’s Causeway in Ireland establishes itself on the global tourism list for travelers

For twelve consecutive years, the Skal International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” Awards have been presented during the Opening Ceremony of its annual World Congress. Skal recently closed its 74th World Congress aboard the Carnival Glory, the first time this yearly event took place on a cruise ship. This year, the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland won […]

Continue reading


Three of Ireland’s tourist attractions named in world’s best 1000 adventure tasks

Lonely planet named surfing, climb and a horse riding attractions in their list Three of the country’s tourist delights have been named in the world’s 1000 ultimate tasks for adventurers. The Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures presents 100 top ten lists of adventure activities and destinations which it says are perfect for thrill seekers. The […]

Continue reading


Five Indian tour operators visit Ireland for the first time

Five key Indian tour operators have visited Ireland as part of Tourism Ireland’s push to grow visitor numbers from the fast-growth ‘BRIC’ (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries. It was the first time for everyone in the group to come here and their trip included taking a Viking Splash tour and a visit to Trinity College […]

Continue reading


Titanic Belfast becomes second most visited tourist attraction on island of Ireland

Over 800,000 visitors in first year of operation Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson hailed “the legacy of the most famous ship ever built” as Titanic Belfast announced it has become the second most visited tourist attraction on the island. The Titanic Visitor Experience recorded 807,340 visitors during its first year of operation, just behind […]

Continue reading


Ireland’s move on tax and visas boosts tourism

Reduced taxation and the easing of tourist visa rules means that Ireland is outperforming tourism to the UK, according to new research. UK-based B2B wholesaler JacTravel has seen its Irish business increase by 223%, whereas UK business has grown 111% since 2009. The company attributes this to Ireland’s pro-tourism measures such as slashing the rates […]

Continue reading


Belfast emerges as tourism hotspot

Belfast has made a list of Europe’s top 10 fastest-growing travel destinations. The dock where the Titanic was built is among must-see attractions listed by influential travellers’ website TripAdvisor. The company recognised destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from travellers year on year. The city was ranked eighth in […]

Continue reading


Battle to put tourist spotlight on capital

A MAJOR push is on to have Dublin marketed separately from the rest of the country as a tourist destination. THE capital is well-known by the British and Americans but should get its own unique branding and be promoted heavily in emerging economies, says a new report from Dublin City Council. The Roadmap for Branding […]

Continue reading