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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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Cruise Gong for Cobh
Cobh in Co Cork has been named one of the world's most popular cruise destinations by a leading revi...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.
Cruise Gong for Cobh


Luxury in Paris

A luxury travel networking event is taking place in Paris. Organised by Tourism Ireland, the event involves four tourism companies from the island of Ireland meeting, and doing francelux1119business with, ten French travel agents who specialise in luxury travel.
 Pictured are Jason Foody, Killeavy Castle Estate; Karen Fleming, Hayfield Manor; Serge Fonseca, Tourism Ireland; Tanya Dawson, Luxurious Ireland; Eoin McGrath, Hasting Hotels; and John Callely, Whiskey Island Tours.


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New campaign targets walkers

 Tourism Ireland’s latest campaign in Britain is highlighting winter walking breaks along the Wild Atlantic Way and in Ireland’s Ancient East. It’s a multi-channel campaign whichWALKING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TIMES GB NOV 2019 1 is running during the month of November, promoting a variety of our scenic trails and hikes.
 The campaign involves a partnership with The Times and The Sunday Times, which will reach 2.4 million British walking enthusiasts – through an seven-page article in The Sunday Times Magazine showcasing different walks on the Wild Atlantic Way and in Ireland’s Ancient East; two walking films presented by explorer and influencers Ness Knight on The Times website; as well as three articles all about walking in Ireland, also on The Times website.


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Strandhill Wins EDEN Award

Strandhill Community Development Association in County Sligo was honoured as the Irish winner of the 2019 EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) Award.  The EDEN strandaward recognises Strandhill Community Development Association as the best emerging destination that promotes sustainable tourism by using Health & Well-Being assets that are characteristic of their region to grow visitor numbers. The EDEN award was officially presented to the winner by Fáilte Ireland, at a ceremony in the Sligo Park Hotel. 
 Health and Well-Being Tourism is a growing sector that is responding to visitor needs and interest in physical and mental well-being, yoga and meditation, sport and fitness, and nutrition.  Wellness and spa tourism can have a beneficial impact on the environment as it depends largely on high quality environment including clean water, clean air and an attractive ecosystem. Wellness tourism is growing globally by 6.5% annually (more than twice the growth rate for general tourism).
Fáilte Ireland’s Eva Costello manages the EDEN competition in Ireland.  


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US campaign targets 70m.

Tourism Ireland kicks off a major US$1.7 million promotional campaign for 2020 in the all-important American market this week – with a five-week TV campaign which will reacfillurheart1119h 70+ million people.
 Tourism Ireland’s ads – ‘Fill Your Heart With Ireland’ – will air on major networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox, in the key cities of Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. They will run for two weeks over the Thanksgiving period. The ads will be back on air from 9 December until the end of the year – specially timed to coincide with the Christmas holidays. For the final week of the campaign, the ads will also air in Seattle, San Francisco and New York; the week between Christmas and New Year is a key vacation-planning period for Americans.


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From Jutland to Slane

A group of Danish travel agents and journalists – all based in Jutland – is visiting Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Ryanair. They flew to Ireland on the daneslane1119inaugural Ryanair flight from Billund to Dublin.
Pictured is Maarit Kärkkäinen, Tourism Ireland (fourth right), with Danish travel journalists and travel agents, at Slane Distillery.
The aim of the visit is to highlight the new Ryanair flight and ease of access to people living in Jutland – via these influential travel agents and journalists. The trip is also an excellent opportunity to showcase our superb tourism offering and some of the many things to see and do here for Danish travellers. The journalists will be sharing their experiences, in various online and print publications, to their combined audience of around 838,000 readers.


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