Continental Europe is now the top contriibutor of revenue to Irish Tourism with annual earnings of eur1.38 bn, according to Paul Gallagher, who has been elected as chairman of ITIC for a two year term.
The general manager of Buswells Hotel and former president of IHF was elected at ITIC's agm.
He said that tourism revenue from Continental Europe now exceeds earnings from North America which has surpassed GB as our second most valuable tourism market.
He also called for the early establishment of the Tourism Leadership Group which will monitor progress on the Government's growth targets.
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