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HubSpot shared its most important statistics in email marketing recently. There are more than 4 billion daily users worldwide, 78% of email marketers have seen an increase in email engagement over the last 12 months and 74% of baby boomers (people aged 55+) think email is the most personal channel to communicate with brands. But how important is email marketing in Tourism and Hospitality in...

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Marketing for Midterm   The summer school holidays are coming to an end and most of us in the hospitality and tourism industry will be turning our heads towards plans for the midterm break in October. We were in a similar position last year where the industry was open, domestic tourism in Ireland was doing ok and there was hope in the horizon for pubs to reopen....

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It’s been in the news A LOT recently. The hospitality and tourism industry are suffering from a massive shortage in staff. Many reasons are being blamed for this shortage. An unreliable industry, staff retraining elsewhere, the PUP payment and much more. Our industry needs to act now in retaining and recruiting staff if we are to return to normal service. Any service business will know...

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Marketing for reopening It’s the news that we have all been waiting for. Hospitality and Tourism businesses are set to reopen from the 02nd of June in Ireland. After a long stressful 5 months thwarted by restrictions, businesses are hoping that this time they can open- and stay open. However, international visitors will not be back in Ireland for a while so hospitality and tourism businesses...

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Marketing outdoors

Restrictions have started to ease as of today, 26th April 2021. Outdoor visitor attractions and outdoor sporting activities can recommence with some conditions. We are expecting an announcement from government on Thursday as to when the rest of hospitality and tourism businesses can reopen. The presumption from many within industry is outdoor dining will open first. So what’s the best way to market your outdoor...

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Promoting your sustainability efforts as a tourism and hospitality business may not be up there on a list of priorities prior to reopening. However, it is still something that your customers and guests care about. Probably even more so than before the Covid 19 pandemic. The vast majority of Tourism and hospitality business have already put sustainable practices and processes into effect- but they are...

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The wedding industry in Ireland was estimated to be worth €3.2 billion pre Covid. With on-going restrictions and so much uncertainty in regards to future planning, this figure will have dropped significantly. But weddings are still going ahead and are still a vital part of any hospitality industry- however small they may be. Smaller weddings are on the rise. The recent Weddings online survey stated...

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Last February, Failte Ireland held their “Survive to thrive webinar” (read our key take aways here). During the webinar, Paul Keeley, Director of regional development introduced the 5 key areas of focus for this team in 2021. One of these areas was making the best of urban outdoors. Under that pillar, Failte Ireland have announced the Outdoor Dining Enhancement Investment Scheme. Under this new outdoor...

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Last January we wrote a blog on the Great recovery in the Great Outdoors. Seeing as we are still waiting on a roadmap for reopening, it seems more and more likely that the outdoors is where it will be this year in regards tourism this year. Over the past number of months we have seen more and more funding provided for new greenways, walking trails...

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The government have been on a roll in the last few months releasing funding for the hospitality and tourism industry. The Tourism business continuity scheme, Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid (SBASC), The employment wage subsidy scheme and the Covid restrictions support scheme. While these supports are very welcome to a struggling industry- some businesses cannot qualify for these schemes. The entertainment industry has been...

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