Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

Tramore gears up for Promenade Festival

The Promenade Festival in Tramore.
The newly formed Tramore Chamber of Tourism & Commerce are finalising plans for The Promenade Festival 2015. The award winning festival is back for a second year in July 3rd,4th,5th in Tramore. The programme of events is set to wow audiences as the town gets ready to play host to 80,000 people over three days . Mary [...]

Sales blitz to boost tourist numbers to Waterford

David McCoy, House of Waterford Crystal (left) pictured with a travel agent attending Tourism Ireland’s ‘Jump into Ireland’ (JITI) event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The second stage of Tourism Ireland’s 2015 ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitz across the United States took place recently – in the cities of Atlanta (Georgia), Charlotte (North Carolina) and Tampa (Florida). In all, Tourism Ireland’s ‘Jump into Ireland’ programme will visit 12 different cities in the US this year, targeting hundreds of influential travel [...]

New tourism initiative for South East is launched

It's understood that the Viking Triangle will form part of Fáilte Ireland's new tourism initiative for the East and South East of Ireland.
A high profile tourism initiative aimed at promoting the East and South-East of Ireland is due to be launched in Dublin today. The Fáilte Ireland initiative, which is similar to the hugely successful Wild Atlantic Way in terms of scale and ambition, will be unveiled by Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe at the RDS. According to [...]

New plans at Tramore Tourism and Chamber

A well-attended Tramore Tourism and Chamber held their general meeting recently and elected a number of officers at the Majestic Hotel in Tramore. There was widespread support for the new organisation, which will mean more grant monies and supports can be secured for Tramore Tourism. There was a message of support from city and county manager [...]

Tramore Chamber off to a great start

The All-Aboard Inclusion Playpark is one of many projects recently completed in Tramore.
Waterford Chamber is delighted to be part of the formation of the new Tramore Chamber of Tourism & Commerce. Officially launched at their inaugural AGM on Tuesday, March 24th, the new entity, formally known as Tramore Tourism, will work to ensure better representation for the business community in Tramore, in terms of job creation, lobbying and [...]

Positive early bookings for Waterford Airport

Waterford Airport Chief Executive Desmond O'Flynn, who is encouraged by the early bookings for the VLM Airlines services to London-Luton and Birmingham, which commence on April 27th.
Following the announcement of the resumption of the London-Luton service from Waterford Airport, Airport Chief Executive Desmond O’Flynn has confirmed that bookings are strong and bode well for the coming months. Commenting on the very positive reception that the announcement has received, Mr O’Flynn stated: “The resumption of a London Luton service from Waterford Airport with [...]

Port of Waterford looking forward to summer cruises

The Celebrity Silhouette, with 1500 crew and a capacity for 2850 passengers, will drop anchor off Dunmore East on Saturday, June 13th and Thursday, August 13th.
A total of 17 cruise ship visits, with the potential to carry 14,000 passengers, are scheduled to drop anchor in Waterford between May and September. Five of the visits shall see ships berthed on the city’s North Quay, the Port of Waterford at Belview is set to receive four passenger vessels while Dunmore East will [...]

Tourism policy welcomed by local hoteliers

Irish Hotels Federation
Waterford hoteliers have welcomed the Government’s new tourism policy launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Kilkenny yesterday (Monday). Commenting on the launch, Aidan Quirke, Chair of the South East branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) stated: “The Government’s continued strong focus on tourism is of critical importance for the many thousands of tourism businesses [...]

Dunmore East and the Tourism Factor

Pictured at the Ocean Hotel on February 12th were, from left: Yvonne Byrne (Rural Development Consultant), Marie Flynn (Dunmore East FLAG Committee) and Stephanie Sheehan, Tús employee with FLAG.
The development of a more deep-rooted and sustainable tourism sector in Dunmore East was one of the key findings which emerged from the ‘Turning The Tide’ survey, which was published just under a fortnight ago. The survey forms part of a project that WIT’s Peter [...]

Crystal visitors staying for less than four hours

The showroom at House of Waterford Crystal.
Approximately half of the tourists who travel to Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal stay in the city for less than four hours, Councillors have been told. During a recent progress report to the Metropolitan District by the Waterford Viking Triangle Trust, Chairman Brendan Cummins said there was undoubtedly a need to further add [...]