Lack of staff accommodation is a major issue for the tourism industry – says leading hotelier

“By 2025, Ireland’s hotel industry will need 80,000 to 100,000 extra people and that’s on top of the 230,000 people already employed, and excluding spin-off industries.” Rising and escalating costs, accommodation and finding the right team members are the key challenges facing the tourism industry here in Ireland. This is according to Aaron Mansworth, Managing Director of…

Air France to increase capacity from Cork Airport by 24%

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best-connected airport, today welcomes Air France’s expansion plans on its Cork-Paris service. From the start of the Winter season (October 28, 2018), Air France will increase capacity by 24% on its Cork-Paris service, adding an additional 336 seats per week. Air France began operating a daily flight between Cork Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle in May…

Moves are underway to bring the hugely successful a rent-a-bike scheme to Kilkenny

A working group has been set up by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) to drive a new rent-a-bike scheme in the city. According to local reports, the bike-share scheme would be similar to Dublin Bikes, which has been a massive hit with residents and tourists in the capital. Bike-share schemes are rapidly growing in popularity in…

Cork launches its We are Cork brand to bolster the region’s national and international profile – Landmark buildings go red for the occasion!

Many of Cork’s landmark buildings, including City Hall, County Hall, Port of Cork, University College Cork, CIT’s City Centre Hub on Grand Parade, The Capitol and One Albert Quay, among others, will be turning red this week to mark the launch of a new brand to promote all that is great about Cork. The We…

Tourism agencies showcase the best of Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to international media with a circulation of eight million

Tourism agency Fáilte Ireland, together with Tourism Ireland, are this week showcasing a select number of top attractions in counties Tipperary, Waterford and Cork to a group of overseas media, who are in Ireland on a Discover Munster press trip to see what the area has to offer overseas visitors. The group include representatives from Globetrotter…

Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company achieve a combined turnover of €31.5 million in 2017

Photo: Aidan Fleming The Port of Cork Company and Bantry Bay Port Company today announced their combined turnover for 2017, showing a positive increase compared to 2016. Consolidated turnover for the year 2017 amounted to €31.5 million (including €0.54 million Bantry turnover) up from €29.6 million (including €0.21 million Bantry turnover) in 2016. Consolidated profit…