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We can’t be afraid to do business

DR Howard Hastings, OBE, Chairman of Visit Belfast and Managing Director of Hastings Hotels, said there are small, incremental steps that can be taken to ensure goals in tourism are achieved. In terms of Brexit, he said he echoes sentiments expressed by an economist from Oxford Economics who concluded ‘Business will get over it… business […]

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Tourism industry needs joined-up thinking

THE pressing need for joined up thinking and linked promotions between the tourism industry in the north and south of the country was emphasised at the AIB Let’s Talk Tourism forum in Killarney. It doesn’t make sense for a county the same size as Scotland to expect international buyers in the industry to attend two […]

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Brexit was false vote based on mistruths: Kelly

CONCERNED tourism industry leaders have been warned that a reintroduction of a hard border in Ireland, as a direct result of Brexit, would be “absolutely detrimental” and it could lead to the return of violence in the North. Ireland South MEP, Sean Kelly, told delegates at the AIB Let’s Talk Tourism forum in the Muckross […]

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National Tourism Forum launch hosted by AIB

The National Tourism Forum taking place in Killarney on 25th & 26th November was launched at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin last week. The Forum will bring tourism business owners from all over Ireland to Killarney to discuss the future of Irish Tourism. The Forum is being sponsored by AIB and is also supported […]

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