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At Wallace Travel Group, the leading DMC in Ireland, we want to keep you updated on all the news whether it relates to Incentive Travel, Meetings & Conferences or Groups & Leisure.

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Tourism Ireland welcomes exceptional +14% growth in overseas visitors for the first quarter of 2015

By wtgadmin2 Tuesday, 28th April 2015 | 0 comments
2015 is off to a really positive start, with today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) indicating growth of +14% in overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland for the first quarter of 2015. That means we have welcomed an additional 189,000 visitors over the same three-month period in 2014. This is good news indeed, with the increase in visitor numbers from overseas helping to boost employment and economic recovery around the country.  

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong +10% growth in overseas visitors between December 2014 and February 2015

By wtgadmin2 Thursday, 26th March 2015 | 0 comments
2015 is off to really a positive start, with today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) indicating growth of +10% in overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland between December 2014 and February 2015. That means we have welcomed an additional 134,300 visitors over the same three-month period last year. This is good news indeed, with the increase in visitor numbers from overseas helping to boost employment and economic recovery around the country.

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong +9% growth in overseas visitors

By wtgadmin2 Wednesday, 25th February 2015 | 0 comments
2015 is off to a positive start, with today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) indicating growth of +9% in overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland between November 2014 and January 2015. That means we have welcomed an additional 123,200 visitors over the same three-month period last year. This is good news indeed, with the increase in overseas visitor numbers helping to boost employment and economic recovery around the country.

Ireland’s spectacular win in Cricket World Cup to help promote tourism

By wtgadmin2 Monday, 16th February 2015 | 0 comments
Ireland’s Cricket World Cup campaign is off to a superb start with an incredible win against the West Indies in New Zealand earlier today – helping to promote tourism from New Zealand, Australia and other cricket-loving markets. Tourism Ireland is proud sponsor of the Ireland team for the tournament. Congratulations to all concerned and, in particular, to Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce who came so close to centuries, and to George Dockrell for a great bowling performance. As captain William Porterfield said, the win puts Ireland in a great position for the rest of the World Cup. Former England player, Graeme Swann, described Ireland’s win today as better than their toppling of England four years ago. "This was a team effort", he said, “they have destroyed West Indies and every other so-called big team in the group will have watched this and will be very nervous about them now." The ICC Cricket World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand until 29 March. It is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of 2015, in terms of global viewing audience. It will be televised in 220 countries, to a potential 2.5 billion viewers.  Watch this to see team members describe their favourite places to visit on the island of Ireland. This short film is being shared on Ireland.com and with Tourism Ireland’s almost 3 million Facebook fans and 222,000 Twitter followers around the world.

Global Greening lineup for St Patrick’s Day 2015

By wtgadmin2 Friday, 13th February 2015 | 0 comments
Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening, which sees major landmarks around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength. Already a number of new landmarks have signed up to take part in 2015 and many others will come on board as we get closer to St Patrick’s Day. As well as the Colosseum, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Grand Ole Opry, other first timers include the famous Porte de Bourgogne in Bordeaux, the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville, the Jumeirah Etihad Towers hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Town Halls of Munich and Bamberg, the National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue) in Lisbon, the Fram polar exploration ship in Oslo, as well as City Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia. The new sites will join ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including Niagara Falls, the London Eye, the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the Sky Tower in Auckland, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Cibeles Fountain and Palace in Madrid and one of last year’s newcomers, the Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland® in Paris. And, once again, Chicago will be ‘going all out’ with greenings across the city.

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong growth in overseas visitors

By wtgadmin2 Wednesday, 26th November 2014 | 0 comments
2014 has been another strong year for tourism, with today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) confirming growth of +9% in overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland, for January-October 2014 – that’s 532,000 additional visitors when compared with the same ten-month period last year. Given that overseas tourism business accounts for almost 60% of all tourism revenue, this is good news indeed, with the increase in visitor numbers from overseas helping to boost employment around the country.

Tourism Ireland welcomes growth in overseas visitors

By wtgadmin2 Thursday, 23rd October 2014 | 0 comments
Today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) for overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland confirm strong growth of +9.3%, for January-September 2014. And figures from NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) for Northern Ireland, also published today, show growth of +5% in overseas visitors and +19% in overseas holidaymakers, for the first half of 2014. Tourism Ireland has welcomed the CSO and NISRA figures – with the increase in visitor numbers from overseas helping to boost employment.

Ireland has been ranked in the top five countries to visit in 2015 by travel bible 'Lonely Planet'.

By wtgadmin2 Tuesday, 21st October 2014 | 0 comments
The listing is a major boost to Ireland's recovering tourism industry. "Ireland is stunningly scenic," according to 'Lonely Planet's Best ...in Travel 2015', which is published today. The list is an annual collection of trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. "It is the real deal... its traditions - music, dance, whiskey and beer - [are] firmly intact, and the cosmopolitan, contemporary Irish are just as friendly and welcoming as their forebears were known to be." Hospitality is one of Ireland's "true" qualities, it says. "The Irish themselves are inevitably at the heart of the best the country has to offer. Attend a traditional music session in a small pub in Clare. Hook up with a walking club and do a little cross-country ambling on a soft Sunday afternoon. "Go surfing at Rossnowlagh Beach in Co Donegal. Or just strike up a conversation over a pint with the gang sitting next to you in the pub," it says.  

Tourism Ireland welcomes strong growth in overseas visitors of 9.4% for January to August 2014

By wtgadmin2 Friday, 26th September 2014 | 0 comments
Today’s figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) for overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland confirm strong growth of +9.4% for January-August 2014, almost 450,000 additional visitors when compared with the same eight-month period last year. Given that overseas tourism business accounts for almost 60% of all tourism revenue, this is good news indeed, with the increase in visitor numbers helping to boost employment around the country.

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