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€3.2m spent on Ryder Cup 2027

Ireland has so far spent some €3.2m on its prospective hosting of the 2027 Ryder Cup, which is due to be held at Adare Manor in Limerick.adaregolf
Officials from the Department of Tourism and Sport told the Public Accounts Committee that staggered payments will be made to the golf tournament’s organisers between now and 2027. The initial payment was made to Ryder Cup LLP last year, they said under questioning from committee vice-chair Catherine Murphy.
A review of Ireland’s last time hosting the event, at the K Club in Kildare in 2006, found the event had been worth €143m to the economy, secretary general of the department Katherine Licken said.
Regarding a mooted bid by Ireland to be co-hosts of the football World Cup in 2030, department official Cian Ó Lionáin said “financial scoping” of such a bid is currently under way, with “a few hundred thousand” euro expected to have been spent by next year.
“Then the Government will have to decide on whether or not to proceed,” he said.

Holiday Shows Postponed

The Holiday Shows, including Holiday World Show Dublin, which were set to take place next January in Dublin, Belfast and Limerick have  been rescheduled to March 2022.beach05211

 Business Exhibitions, organisers  made the decision to reschedule the upcoming shows, Holiday World Show Dublin along with  Holiday World Show Belfast and the Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport to ensure the safety and comfort of all exhibitors, partners and attendees. 
Maureen Ledwith, Sales Director of Holiday World Show, stated, “It is with a very heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our Holiday World Shows to the Spring time but with the surge in daily cases again of COVID-19 in Ireland and throughout the world, we as organisers have a duty of care to all our visitors, exhibitors and to our staff.”
She continued, “We understand this will be a huge disappointment to many of our frequent attendees, exhibitors and partners alike, but on balance we consider rescheduling the events by a couple of months to be the best course of action at this time. These events will still take place in 2022 and have the ability to showcase all aspects of the Travel and Tourism Industries both Home Holiday and International, as we look forward to bringing them together again in March. On behalf of all of us here at Business Exhibitions, thank you for your continuing support and understanding.” 
Business Exhibitions will proceed with events for 2022 on these new dates:
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Deliveroo delivers until 4am

In response to a surge in demand for late night food deliveries, Deliveroo said it will start piloting the expansion of late night delivery at weekends from some restaurants indeliveroo Dublin.

People can now have food delivered to their door by Deliveroo until as late as 4am in some Dublin areas.
The company said it hopes to roll out the late night deliveries around the country in the future.
Deliveroo said that late night ordering has grown on average 140% between this year and last year.
Friday night has seen the biggest growth in late-night food orders for Dublin customers, followed by Saturday in second place and Thursday coming in third.
It said the new late night service will be available from Yeeros, 4Friends Burger, Supermacs, Papa John's and Abrakebabra.

ITIC seeks further Tourism supports

ITIC has written to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Tourism Minister Catherine Martin warning them that the travel and hospitality sectors areeoghanomw18 facing the prospect of further business closures, job losses and no recovery without further government supports being introduced in the near-term.

The letter says that while most measures in the budget were welcome, latest developments have “changed circumstances” for the largest indigenous industry in the country.
ITIC said that, while understandable, recent government public health decisions “have effectively re-introduced trading restrictions on its members".
I“Although businesses have not been closed, the effect of recent Government announcements – including midnight closing of licensed premises, including hotel bars and restaurants for residents; the self-quarantining of all household close contacts; and the new “work from home” directive – have brought about widespread cancellations across the tourism and hospitality sector and massively depressed future demand,” ITIC chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh said in the letter.


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Virtual Mission to Netherlands -Belgium

Tourism Ireland’s virtual sales mission in the Netherlands and Belgium kicked off this week, with twenty-two  tourism businesses from Ireland set to take part over the next twonetherlands1121 weeks.

Pictured (top l to r) are  Eef Belckx and Alexandra O’Byrne, both Tourism Ireland; Terry O’Toole, Love Connemara Cottages; Jenny Hanna, The Green Holiday Cottages; (middle l-r) Shane Smyth, Portbeg Holiday Homes; Lauren Van Bever and Toon Teugels, both Galtic; Aoife Fee, Tourism Northern Ireland; (bottom l-r) Martina Canty and Karolette Mulligan, both Fáilte Ireland, during Tourism Ireland’s virtual sales mission in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The tourism companies from Ireland are engaging in a number of virtual ‘boardroom’ style sessions, to showcase and sell their product or experience to the influential Dutch and Belgian travel professionals. The aim of the sales mission is to highlight the many experiences and attractions on offer here to influential tour operators from the Netherlands and Belgium, to remind them about the many reasons for their clients to choose Ireland as their next holiday destination.


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