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Sustainable

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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Coffee Culture is not a new thing in Ireland. Coffee houses can be traced back to the 16th century in Ireland with the new wave of Coffee shops popping up in the 21st century. Perhaps the best known Coffee brand- Starbucks- arrived in Ireland in 2005. As of 2019 they had 83 premises. Fast forward a couple of years and the popularity of independent coffee...

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Back office Marketing

The importance of branding in the hospitality and tourism industry is evident in all marketing activities that businesses undertake. Brand logo’s, colours and design are used by the vast majority of us. We are all aware of a few big hotel and tourism brands in Ireland today. Centre Parks, Clayton Hotels, Maldron Hotels, Great National Hotels, Paddy Wagon Tours and lots more. But what do...

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Build Back Better- Sustainable Travel annual conference- our key takeaways. Sustainable living and travel has come to the fore in many conversations over the past number of years. Being kinder to our planet, reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more conscious of our choices. Have these conversations changed over the past 10 months of the Covid 19 pandemic? Absolutely not and if anything, customers and guests...

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  This must be the longest January in history. Irelands Covid cases are the worst in the world and with our numbers still so high nobody knows when we might see hospitality and tourism businesses fully reopen again. This is the time of year when so many of us would be putting our plans into place for Valentines, mid term break and working on our plans...

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