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Teamasters Cup for Ireland
Food & Bev Live, one of Ireland’s leading foodservice and hospitality tradeshows, has partnered ...

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Awards for Foodservice Suppliers
Organised by the industry for the industry, Food & Bev Live returns to the Citywest Dublin on th...

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'Food Service Must Cut Waste' says Mahony
The Food service industry must play its part in reducing food waste,  Noel Mahony, chief execut...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.
 The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”alon...

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Tourism

Ireland on 'WeChat'

Tourism Ireland has joined forces with WeChat, the popular messaging, social media and mobile payment app in China.mobile0210
The partnership involves a new mini-programme on WeChat, called ‘Explore Ireland’ – designed to make it as easy as possible for prospective Chinese visitors to choose the island of Ireland.
  The online guide features information on visas for travel to Ireland, festivals happening here right throughout the year, hotels, visitor attractions, great filming locations to visit, the perfect honeymoon spots, a map navigation, as well as a translation function. Chinese visitors to the island of Ireland can also complete their tax refund on any purchases made here within the mini-programme.

 

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Town and Village Video

 Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing the charming towns and villages to be found right around the island of Ireland – which make the perfect base for our westport0120overseas visitors.
  Titled "The island of Ireland’s towns and villages", Tourism Ireland’s video was created to remind people everywhere why Ireland is the perfect choice for a holiday – where they’ll discover heritage towns full of history, quaint cottages and picturesque coastal villages, as well as great food, music-filled pubs and warm welcomes! Tourism Ireland is encouraging prospective visitors to take time to explore our towns and villages, sample delicious food and experience the warmest of welcomes.

 

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Fáilte Ireland promotes Guide careers

Fáilte Ireland held the first in a series of networking events for student Tour Guides at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin as part its commitment to promote careers in the tourismguides0120 industry.
 The networking event was attended by over 100 education professionals and students who are completing the National Tour Guiding Level 6 QQI award. Representatives attended from Coláiste Dhúlaigh; Liberties College, Dublin; Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB; GMIT and Portobello Institute with presentations including an overview of the industry and discussions on the career and employment options available.

 

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'65% growth for 9% Vat' deal proposed

ITIC has claimed that the Irish tourissm industry can deliver growth of 65% if the incoming government restores the 9% Vat rate. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation itictriopublished its election manifesto and said Brexit, weakened demand and increased costs of business have resulted in revenue falling by 1% in 2019 with regional Ireland hit hardest.
 The confederation is made up of tourism businesses and stakeholders including Aer Lingus, B&B Ireland, Irish Ferries, the Restaurant Association of Ireland and the Vintner’s Federation of Ireland.
Along with a VAT reduction, the confederation said the cost of insurance must also be addressed.

 

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Red Dublin for 'Year of Rat'

For the fifth year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings will be lighting up in red to mark the 2020 Chinese New Year and to welcome the Year of the Rat – which chinny0120officially begins next week (Chinese New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, 25 January this year). The illumination has been organised by the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in conjunction with Dublin City Council.
  Pictured are Tom Brabazon, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin; Ms Xia Lining, wife of ambassador; HE He Xiangdong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland; and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.
 Numerous civic buildings and other sites around Dublin will be illuminated in red – including the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin City Council Civic Offices in Wood Quay, Dublin City Hall, The Mansion House, The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), the Pearse Lyons Distillery, the Westin Hotel, Carmichael House and the Guinness Storehouse.

 

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