Destination Guide: Ireland

Tourism boost for Ireland

Confidence is returning to the Irish tourism industry.

This is according to findings from the latest Failte Ireland Tourism Barometer, which was published earlier this month. The survey of over 750 different tourism businesses, carried out throughout September, shows business sentiment at a height not seen since the boom years.

Two in three (65%) of serviced accommodation operators reported increased visitor numbers and encouragingly for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, all three serviced accommodation sectors report that visitor numbers are significantly up – hotels (68%), guesthouses (58%) and B&Bs (46%). 

Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism, welcomed the findings of the report and added that the extra funding for Failte Ireland's flagship tourism route, the Wild Altantic Way, which is set to open in March next year, will also help boost tourism businesses.

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