All posts tagged "Niall Gibbons"

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    Skal International Kerry Honours Conor Hennigan

    Skal International Kerry used the occasion of the annual President’s Dinner, in the Muckross Park Hotel, to...

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    Ireland Ranked No. 5 in World for Tourism Marketing and Branding



    The World Economic Forum has announced the results of its 2015 global ‘Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index’...

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    KLM to Fly Belfast City to Amsterdam

    Air France/KLM is to commence operations from Northern Ireland to Amsterdam.   George Best Belfast City Airport is the only airport in the UK or Ireland included in expansion plans announced  by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which will commence a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in May 2015, providing greater access...

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    Inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards for Gala Dinner in April 2015

    The Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, the first ever national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights that are making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector, were launched on Tuesday 11th November, with the winners to be announced at a Gala Dinner in...

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    Minister and Airlines Welcome Start of €0 Air Travel Tax

    Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has marked the reduction of the air travel tax to zero from 1st April 2014 and welcomed the response of the airlines to the Government’s move in the last Budget.   “Following the general election this Government said it would cut the air travel...

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    American Commences Daily Dublin – New York Service

    American Airlines has launched its daily non-stop service between Dublin and New York JFK. The new flight is in addition to American’s existing non-stop, six times a week service from Dublin to Chicago O’Hare. The route is operated with a two-class B757-200 with 181 seats and as part of American’s joint business...

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    Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Go Green for St Patrick’s Day

    In a major coup for Irish tourism, an ancient wonder of the world – the Pyramids of Giza – went green for the first time ever, joining a host of other landmarks and iconic sites around the world for Tourism Ireland’s annual ‘global greening’ initiative to celebrate the St Patrick’s Day weekend. ...

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    Scandinavian Airlines Welcomes Nordic Operators to Ireland

    SAS, together with Tourism Ireland, welcomed a delegation of 23 leading Nordic tour operators to Ireland, with the tagline ‘This time they’re invited’. The four-day visit began with Scandinavian Airlines flying the delegation to Dublin in a specially-commissioned retro ‘Viking Longship Aircraft’. 

The influential tour operators will spend four days on a...

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    Ireland Promotes at ITB Berlin 2013

    This year, 22 tourism organisations from across the island of Ireland visited ITB Berlin, including Aer Lingus, Irish Ferries, hotels, B&B Ireland, visitor attractions, incoming tour operators and activity providers. The five-day event, which ended yesterday, attracts 113,000 trade and 60,000 consumer visitors annually. Meanwhile, Ireland has moved up to 19th position in...

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    ‘Glas Vegas’ on St Patrick’s Day!

    In a major coup for Irish tourism, an ancient wonder of the world – the Pyramids of Giza – and a modern wonder of the world – the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – are set to go green for the first time ever on St Patrick’s...

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    Tourism Ireland Launches 2013 Marketing Plans

    North America and Mainland Europe hold the key to tourism growth next year, according to Tourism Ireland, as it launched its marketing plans for 2013. The plans will see visitor numbers to the island of Ireland increase by 5% to 7.6 million in 2013, contributing €3.7 billion (+6%) to the economies, north and...

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    Irish Tourism Industry Visits Auckland

    A delegation from Tourism Ireland visited Auckland early November for the biennial trade mission to Australia and New Zealand. Supported by Emirates, the nine representatives were joined by Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland, and NZ Tourism Ireland representatives, Darragh Walshe and Mary Galway. The following report is by Stu Freeman, Director...

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    Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro to Go Green for St Patrick’s Day 2013

    The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will ‘go green’ for the first time ever, to mark St Patrick’s Day in 2013. The announcement was made yesterday by President Michael D Higgins, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Orani João Tempesta, and Tourism Ireland...

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    Three New Routes from Flybe

    Flybe has announced three new routes to Britain – daily from Waterford to Birmingham and three times weekly services from Knock to Leeds Bradford and from Belfast City to Newquay. Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The introduction of these Flybe flights is really good news; they will certainly expand...

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    Ireland Wins ‘Best Stand for Doing Business’ at WTM

    World Travel Market in London closed yesterday – with Tourism Ireland taking the award for ‘Best Stand for Doing Business’! Now in its 32nd year, WTM is the largest B2B event in the tourism calendar, with almost 50,000 representatives of the travel industry from around the world and 3,000 international media in...

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    Lufthansa to Fly Knock – Düsseldorf Next Summer

    Starting 7th May 2012, Lufthansa will operate a weekly direct service between Ireland West Airport Knock and Düsseldorf every Saturday until 29th September. Connecting services to Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich will also be available. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, said: “I would like to congratulate the team...