News from the Ireland Travel Industry January 17 2016

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Minister Paschal Donohoe announced the launch of collaborative tourism initiative, Dublin’s Northside Attractions. The Dublin DNA trail was launched with the website,dublindna.ie. DNA members: Old Jameson Distillery, Glasnevin Cemetery, National Botanic Gardens, GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium, Mountjoy Square Society, Guinness Storehouse, The James Joyce Centre, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Tenement, 14 Henrietta Street, 1916 Rebellion Walking Tours, EPIC Ireland, and GPO Witness History.

Sofia Hansson is the new Tourism Ireland Director in Australia. Stormont tourism ministerJonathan Bell will travel to New York and Copenhagen on upcoming Tourism Ireland promotions.Dublins DNA

Europcar Ireland’s Europcar Tourism Index survey found that 77pc of visitors would visit Ireland again, 55pc had been bfore, 25pc came from England, 15pc from the USA, and 24pc of visitors ranked the landscape as the main motivation for coming to Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland is using Google’s Trekker camera to capture Ireland’s Ancient East for Google Street View.

Lonely Planet published an article on Ireland’s Best Remote Surf Spots.


laura whitmoreLaura Whitmore
went on a cultural tour ofIreland’s Ancient East this week. Her itinerary was organised by the Discover Irel
and
team at Fáilte Ireland and included a jewellery-making session and a tour of the Smithwick’s Experience.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! NEW BELGIAN FILM SHOWCASES SPECTACULAR SCENERY OF WEST CORK

Dublin featured in The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2016.

Belgian thriller Broer, which was shot inBantry House and West Cork, will premiere in Belgium on January 20. Picture shows screenplay writer Pierre De Clercq, actors Alison Doody and Elva Trill, producer Mariano Vanhoof,actors Koen De Graeve, Titus De Voogdt, Koen De Bouw and Daisy Van Praet, and director Geoffrey Enthoven at Bantry House.

Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam started its 2016 programme of promotions this week at Vakantiebeurs holiday fair in Utrecht. The six-day event is expected to attract 117,000 visitors.

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