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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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St Patricks Day Marketing

Our top 5 tips and ideas St Patricks day was traditionally the start of the busy tourist season in Ireland. Thousands of international travellers would visit our Island to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the year. In fact, St Patricks Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. We were all devastated when St Patricks Day was effectively cancelled in 2020 and...

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Fáilte Irelands Survive to Thrive Webinar- our key take-aways. The 1st of February is known on the Celtic Irish Calendar as the first day of Spring. A symbolic date as it creates a mindset that the greys of winter are behind us and better days lie ahead. A perfect day for Fáilte Irelands industry webinar where they shared with over 5000 attendees their plans for 2021....

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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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