Friday September 18, 2020

Splash of sun heats up tourist trade

Failte Ireland says research shows positive sentiment among tourism businesses has improved to levels not seen since the boom.

22nd June, 2014
Molly Garrad, Darel Ajand and Oscar Branton, from Kilcolgan Educate Together National School enjoy a nature trail on Tracht beach near Kinvara, Co Galway. Picture: Andrew Downes

Niall Gibbons was flying from Newfoundland on one of the first direct flights into Dublin in perfect sunshine last week. “The country looked truly spectacular,” the chief executive of Tourism Ireland said. “Several Canadians were very impressed. People are seeing the country at its best; it whets the appetite.”

Tourism Ireland doesn’t trade on weather, of course, but is as glad as everybody else when it becomes something to shout about....

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