Star Speakers for 'Pop Up Academy'
A stellar line up of industry influencers has been assembled for ‘The Pop Up Academy’, a unique ...

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Fit Out Feast at Trade Show
Hospitality Expo 2018, 6-7 February in the RDS, will be featuring a specific Design and Fit Out ...

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Grad of the Year
Andrew Grant of DIT, IHI Graduate of the Year is pictured at the Founders Banquet with sponsor, Hugh...

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IHI Founders Banquet
The annual Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Irish Hospitality Awards takes place on ...

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Star Speakers for 'Pop Up Academy'
Fit Out Feast at Trade Show
Grad of the Year
IHI Founders Banquet


Galway is 'Friendliest City'

Galway has been voted 'Friendliest City' by readers of  'Travel and Leisure' magazine.



The 'Top 10 Friendliest Cities' list is:

1.    Galway

2.    Charleston, North Carolina

3.    Dublin

4.    Cork

5.    Siem Reap, Cambodia

6.    Auckland, New Zealand

7.    Melbourne, Australia

8.    Sydney, Australia

9.    Edinburgh, Scotland

10.  Savannagh, Georgia

The news was welcomed by Tourism Ireland whose ceo Niall Gibbons said:


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Dublin on Awards Shortlist

Dublin has been shortlisted at this year’s C&IT (Conferencing and Incentive Travel) Awards – for best short haul destination. The C&IT Awards celebrate the very best in the world of conferences, meetings and incentives and the ultimate winner will be announced at a ceremony which takes place on Friday, 25 September at the London Hilton.

Also included on the shortlist for awards are:

  • Conference Partners for the ‘Best International Conference’ with ‘One Young World Summit’ 2014.
  • The Convention Centre Dublin for the ‘Best Overseas Convention Centre’dublin
  • Green Light Events/Twitter for the ‘Best use of event technology or social media with #TwitteronTap’

Separately, the Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) has selected Fáilte Ireland's  ‘The Event Island’ video as a finalist for the ‘Best Use of Video Marketing’. Aimed at raising the standards of marketing in the meetings and events industry area the MIMA awards will announce their winners on Friday 9th October at the QEII Centre, London.

Welcoming the news today, Miriam Kennedy from Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism Unit said –

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More Tourists Seek Help

The organisation that supports tourists who get into difficulty, including falling victim to crime, says it has had an increase in the number of cases it has 


dealt with this year compared with last.

The Irish Tourists Assistance Service told the 'Irish Examiner' so far this year it has dealt with 291 cases involving 544 tourists, compared with 278 cases to the same date last year.

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Hotel Rooms for Students

Hotel rooms are being considered as a temporary solution to accommodate students who may struggle to find rooms to rent in Cork.

UCC had a strong response to calls for homeowners to let rooms accommodation amid reports of the toughest year in a long time for students to find places to live.

It listed dozens of properties available for the coming term on its accommodation website yesterday, including around 20 owner-occupied homes offering rooms, some with meals included in the rent.

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Brook Lodge on Hiking List

Brook Lodge and Spa has been included in a list of eight outstanding Hiking Hotels from around the world by booking engine Trivago.
 According to Trivago, BrookLodge & Wells Spa is 'a luxurious country house hotel with 86 beautifully appointed rooms. The rooms range from traditional style stand rooms to New York style mezzanine suites, with wood-panelled window seats and deep baths. The outstanding Wells spa features mud and floatation chambers as well as Turkish bath massages. Visitors to the Park who undertake a full-day tour will experience the breathtaking landscape of the Wicklow Mountains, including a visit to Glendalough to see the 6th-century monastic settlement founded by the hermit priest St. Kevin'.


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