Entries by mveale


The in augural Irish Tourism Industry Awards took place on Friday April 24th last. The event was a terrific success with well over 500 industry professionals attending the glittering Awards Ceremony on Friday night last in the Double Tree By Hilton. An ITIC initiative, the awards were supported in no short measure by ITOA as […]


ITOA Workshops 2015 got off to a busy and productive start yesterday in Limerick. Just over 220 industry from the length and breadth of the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond attended to meet with all ITOA members. Sue Uda President of ITOA said “we were delighted that so many tourism businesses took the time to […]

A Ringing Endorsement at ITOA Limerick Workshop

Minister for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring visited the ITOA Workshop in the Limerick Strand today where he congratulated the ITOA members and tourism businesses present on their hard work and dedication in delivering the very best experiences to our overseas visitors. He remarked on the enthusiasm of the tourism industry in promoting the Wild […]


Over 250 tourism businesses are speed dating today in Limerick today, meeting all ITOA members to promote and sell their businesses for 2015.  And no doubt the Wild Atlantic Way will be high on the agenda for many of the tourism businesses along the western seaboard as they contract with ITOA members. President Sue Uda […]

Irish Welcome Tours – Wild About Atlantic Way

ITOA member Irish Welcome Tours is delighted to announce that the Wild Atlantic Way is featured on a selection of specifically designed car tours on their car touring website www.tourireland.com IWT welcomes the ‘WAW ‘ as a great permanent initiative for the Irish tourism industry and one which will have a lasting legacy for all areas […]

2014 Budget delivers for tourism

Ministers Noonan and Varadkar delivered for the Tourism Industry yesterday with the announcement of the retention of the 9% VAT rate.  The industry breathed a sigh of relief at the announcement which was first up in the budget and rightly so.  This initiative was introduced in 2011 as part of the stimulus package announced by […]

ITOA Welcomes New Trans-Atlantic Aer Lingus Schedules for 2014

  Aer Lingus announced the long awaited news of their new routes to San Francisco and Toronto for 2014 today and increased frequency to Shannon airport from Boston (from January 2014) and New York (from March 30). From March Aer Lingus will operate with five services per week being operated by Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft […]

Abbey Tours Aquires Moloney & Kelly Tours

ITOA member Abbey Tours is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of the Dublin based company ITOA member Moloney & Kelly Travel. Founded in 1970, Moloney & Kelly Travel is one of Ireland’s longest established destination management companies, specialising in Incentive and Leisure Travel. The business will continue to operate from the current address and […]