Tourism Ireland’s latest video is a timely reminder that better weather is on the way.
Crisp mornings and sun-filled blue skies are just two of the many reasons that make the island of Ireland the perfect place to visit between March and June! Tourism Ireland’s new online film celebrates foaling and lambing season across the island, the buzzing festivals that bring people together (including St Patrick’s Day), the promise of longer days and springtime walking festivals.
Insurance costs are set to reach €60 million this year, making it a major concern for the hotel and
guesthouse sector. Over 80% of hoteliers¹ say rising insurance costs are having a significant negative impact on their business, according to an industry survey published by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) on the eve of its 80th Annual Conference. Joe Dolan, President of the IHF said that rising premiums and a growing compensation culture are having a detrimental impact on cost competitiveness within the sector. “This is one of the greatest challenges facing our sector after Brexit and needs to be addressed urgently,” he said.
Tourism Ireland’s 2018 series of ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitzes across the United States kicks off this week – taking in the cities of Houston (Texas), Tampa (Florida) and Atlanta (Georgia).
A delegation of 18 tourism companies from the island of Ireland and the United States will undertake a busy schedule of B2B events in each city, showcasing Ireland via a 60-minute interactive showcase. The sales blitz gives the participating companies from Ireland a platform to promote and sell their products and services to key American decision-makers, as well as providing them with excellent opportunities for networking with travel and lifestyle journalists.