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Irish tourism is worth €7.3 billion to the economy

Tourism body wants its marketing budget restored

30th December, 2015
Keel Strand, Achill Pic courtesy of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation

Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, chief executive of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) chief executive, said the 40 per cent drop in Tourism Ireland’s marketing budget over the past 7 years needs to be reversed.

It comes as the ITIC released figures that revealed that the Irish tourism industry is now worth €7.3 billion to the economy and will create an extra 6,800 jobs in 2016.

Not restoring the 40 per cent marketing funds was "likely...

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