Entries by mveale

Collaboration – The Key to Growing Business Tourism

A strong turnout of ITOA members active in Business Tourism attended the Business Tourism Industry Briefing in the Aviva Stadium.   Ireland is aiming to build on its position as a major destination in the incentive travel sector, where companies reward employees with trips abroad, and this will be a central focus for Fáilte Ireland’s Business […]

ITOA member Irish Welcome Tours launches Gourmet food tour with Clodagh McKenna

ITOA member Irish Welcome Tours announced the launch of their new gourmet food tour that has been created with celebrity chef and food writer Clodagh McKenna on their tourireland.com website. Food Tourism in Ireland is booming and people are becoming more aware and interested in Ireland’s food tourism product. Liz Aungier, reservations manager Irish Welcome […]

ITIC Interview Ruth Andrews About ITOA Annual Survey [Video]

The Incoming Tour Operators Association of Ireland (ITOA) has released the results of their annual survey on the nature, scale and value of the inbound tour operators to Irish tourism. This is the 8th consecutive year in which this survey has been conducted so the ITOA members have experienced many highs and lows over the […]

Photos from ITOA 2013 Workshop

The ITOA workshops took place on March 12, 2013 in Limerick, Strand Hotel and March 14, 2013 in Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel. Read more about what the ITOA workshops for the travel trade entail. Read what happened at the Limerick workshop and the Dublin workshop. Here are some photos from the ITOA Dublin workshop.   [nggallery […]

ITOA Workshop in Dublin 14th March 2013

The ITOA workshop Dublin got off the a busy start this morning with over 240 Irish tourism industry businesses arriving at Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel. Gerry Nicholls, President launched the 2012 Members Business Report at the opening of the morning session. A very strong business performance in 2012 by ITOA members was very positively received by […]

2013 ITOA Workshops in Full Swing

ITOA Workshops kicked off today in Limerick. There are over 220 tourism industry businesses attending to sell their products to all ITOA members who will be there to commence contracting for the 2014 season. ITOA Workshops are key sales events in the tourism promotional calendar.  Participants at the Limerick workshops come as far away as […]

Tourism Ireland Marketing Plans Launched Today

Tourism Ireland launched their marketing plans for 2013 today. Ambitious targets have been set in particular for the U.S and GB markets based on the recent strategy launches for both of these markets in the past month.  Highlights included New Ireland.com website – new by design and name, live in the coming weeks The website […]

ITOA WORKSHOPS 2013 – Dates and Locations Announced

ITOA Workshops, a firm fixture on the Irish Tourism Industry trade promotions annual calendar have been announced for 2013. The two annual events are key selling and promotional events for tourism businesses who wish to sell their products in the international markets and through the ITOA travel trade distribution channel are taking place in Limerick […]