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Dublin hotels gain top returns

An analysis of 106 cities worldwide has found that Dublin, has outperformed in recent years in terms of hotel occupancy, demand and revenue per available room.
 The JLL report was undertaken using scale, demand growth, construction, investment and performance, reports, which has allowed JLL to identify five dynamic groupings of cities with different opportunities and risks with hotel investors and operators.
 Dublin, on the back of high levels of demand and low levels of supply, has seen revenue per available room achieve substantial growth, promoting development in the capital with a robust pipeline planned.
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Cliffs host one million

 For the fourth year in a row, the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare has recorded one million visitors within a calendar year.



 The world-famous visitor attraction reached the figure on Friday, 11 August 2017, 11 days ahead of the date the figure was reached in 2016 and exactly 10 weeks e
arlier than when the milestone was first reached in 2014.  The North Clare visitor attraction is now on track to exceed its record visitor total of 1,427,166 people in 2016.
 The Clare County Council owned attraction has undergone substantial investment in product and facilities in recent years while its position as a Signature Point along the 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way has contributed to its growing popularity.
 While welcoming the continuing increase in popularity of the attraction, the Director of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience says measures continue to be put in place to accommodate the increase in numbers sustainably.
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Rugby stars learn hurling

 rughur0817Members of the Canadian team are pictured with the under 11 girls from Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club, Ringsend with: Gary Dukelow, Rugby Canada (far left); Michele O’Briain, Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club (left middle); and Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland, Manager - Southern Europe (far right).
The team was given lessons in hurling by the young Dubliners.
Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Rugby Canada on this fun camogie event – helping to spread the word in Canada about our Irish sporting traditions, which play an important role in helping visitors to appreciate some of the unique aspects of a vacation here. We know also that it’s the warm welcome and the ‘craic’ here that resonates with our visitors and makes Ireland such a great choice for a vacation. Our message for Canadian rugby fans and potential visitors is that the island of Ireland is a fantastic place to visit – where they’re guaranteed a wonderful experience and the warmest of welcomes.”
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'Places to Love' in NW

Samantha Brown’s brand new PBS travel show ‘Places to Love' is in counties Donegal and Sligo this week filming scenes for a Wild Atlantic Way episode which is set to air to 


an audience of up to 2 million viewers later this year. The visit, which will see Samantha Brown experience and film from Sligo’s Surf Coast and Donegal’s Northern Headlands, was organsied by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland.
 Samantha Brown’s ‘Places to Lovel’ show seeks out little known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience. From food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure each episode focuses on not just how to visit a destination but how to belong to it. 
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New Clare canoe stop

New canoe facilities and services blocks have been provided at Dromaan Harbour, County Clare, as part of a regional initiative aimed at promoting water-based activities on 


Ireland’s third largest lake.
 Reviewing the facilities at Dromaan Harbour, County Clare, are L-R Cllr Pat Burke, Leas Cathaoirleach Clare County Council, Carole Clarke, Whitegate Community Council, Carmel Keenan, Local Community Activist, Colm Burke, Inland Waterways Derg Branch, Theron Robson, Senior Engineer Waterways Ireland and Gerard Dollard, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Services Clare County Council. Pic Arthur Ellis.
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