Tourism Needs Sustainable Step Change
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Free WiFi for Cork Visitors

Cork City is set to roll out the second phase of its free city centre wifi as part of a new campaign to promote the location to tourists.

Stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry will today attend an event hosted by Cork City Council, whereguests  will get an overview of the local authority’s tourism marketing strategy for Cork.

The launch of the second phase of the city’s free wifi programme is one of a number of initiatives due to be unveiled this evening, including the city’s dedicated tourism website, www.cork.ie.

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Embassy Event for B2B

The Embassy of Ireland in London was the venue for Tourism Ireland’s business tourism event – organised in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland – which was attended by more than 60 senior representatives of international associations in Britain.

 

The guests heard about Ireland’s world-class conference facilities and what makes Ireland such a special destination. Business tourism is the most lucrative form of tourism, with associations regularly holding conferences for thousands of delegates in different venues around the world, offering significant economic benefits to the host country.

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Golf Media in Donegal

 Eleven golf writers, broadcasters and online media from the US, with a combined audience reach of almost 90 million, have arrived in Ireland to play some of the key golf courses along the Wild Atlantic Way.
 ballyliffin157The visiting media are here as part of a visit, hosted by Fáilte Ireland, who have designed an itinerary to showcase its top golf courses on the Wild Atlantic Way. The visit will create an opportunity for the US media to experience first-hand a diverse range of courses in Donegal such as the challenging Glashedy Links Course at Ballyliffin Golf Club to the more informal and relaxing Portsalon Golf Club together with the Sandy Hills course at Rosapenna, said to be a beast of a course, but nevertheless it should be an enjoyable test for the US media.
 
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Hoteliers Against Wage Increase

The Irish Hotels Federation has joined the RAI in opposing the proposed increase of 50c per hour in the Minimum Wage. 
 The IHF  called on the Government to reject the almost 6% increase in the national minimum wage proposed by the Low Pay Commission. Tim Fenn, Chief Executive of the IHF, said that 'such an unsustainable increase in the minimum wage would be seriously damaging to Ireland’s economic recovery in terms of future job creation and international cost competitiveness'.
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Extra €4.2m for Tourism

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is to spend an additional €4.2 million on  tourism related projects, including further development of Ireland’s Ancient East corridor and the Wild Atlantic Way. 
 The funds are part of an extra allocation of €100m to the Department, most of which will be spent on the roads networdk
 This brings the Department’s overall capital envelope for the year to €1.07 billion. 

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