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The boat tourism sector sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism, a 65% growth since 2013, according to British Marine
New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013.…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
Go-ahead UK firm Wildwind is based in Vassiliki, Greece
Good news for Irish sailors planning a Greek sailing holiday. Go-ahead UK firm Wildwind, based in Vassiliki and run by Simon Morgan, is now offering free supplemental flights to London and accommodation at the Hilton Hotel in Gatwick during the early weeks…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Plans for a larger marina in Cobh faltered a number of years ago
Cobh may finally get a new marina in what’s being touted as a major boost to marine tourism in the Cork Harbour town, as plans are prepared for public display. The East Cork Journal has details on the new €450,000…
Banna Strand on Tralee Bay is TripAdvisor users’ favourite of Kerry’s beaches this year — but loses out on the top spot to Inchydoney in Cork
#TopBeaches - Kerry dominates TripAdvisor’s list of the best Irish beaches for 2019, with the Kingdom taking six of the top 10 places. Ladies Beach at Ballybunion (9th), Coumeenoole (6th), Derrynane (5th) and Inch Beach (3rd) all make return appearances…
Nesbit has pride of place on the Connolly farm near Ballinspittle
A houseboat with a difference adds to a growing number of quirky holiday options in Ireland. ‘Nesbit’ is a former naval tender that’s been transplanted to the farm Dawna Connolly shares with her husband and their two young children near…
‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ To Showcase Tourism In Midlands Waterways
#Tourism - ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ is the new tourism brand for the Midlands region, with a particular emphasis on its inland waterways. More than 10,000 consumers gave their put to Fáilte Ireland on the development of the brand, which hopes…
The new 40–berth Bantry Harbour Marina is among the facilities being marketed to potential visitors at the Southampton Boat Show over the next week
#Tourism - The Port of Cork, Bantry Bay Port Company and the Royal Cork Yacht Club are joining forces to promote marine leisure in Cork at the Southampton Boat Show. The three organisations are in attendance at Stand J047 from…
Waterville in Co Kerry
#Tourism - Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust is hosting an information event on opportunities in angling tourism for business owners and the public in Waterville and surrounding areas later this month. The event, which takes place at The Sea Lodge…
Banna Strand on Tralee Bay is TripAdvisor users’ favourite Irish beach of 2017
#TopBeaches - Banna Strand in Co Kerry has topped TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s best beaches. The stretch of sand on Tralee Bay takes the top spot in the annual table from second-placed Inchydoney in Co Cork, which had been the…
Lough Derg’s new canoe trail will be part of the ’slow tourism’ initiative for walking, cycling and boating routes in the Midlands
#Tourism - Boating in the Midlands’ waterways will be the focus of a major tourism push this year, as The Irish Times reports. Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘slow tourism’ initiative will concentrate on promoting existing walking and cycling greenways and ‘blueway’…
To start foiling there is no need to hang over the side off your tip toes, just being able to hike and keep your weight outboard and horizontal with the deck is ideal
Have you tried foiling yet? UK–based sailing holiday operator Wildwind is keen to promote its recent investment in foiling kits for some of its Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we…
Original Lodge for 4 people - Domaine le Midi
A luxury 'glamping' holiday in France with a choice of watersports right on your door step sounds like an ideal mix for a family watersports holiday in the big sailing region of the Vendee. Original Camping and Alain Dominique Perrin…
Skellig Michael will appear once more in the next Star Wars movie due out in December 2017
#Tourism - The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Titanic Belfast and the Causeway Coast will be first and foremost in Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for the coming months as Ireland celebrates a record-breaking year for tourism in 2016. Coastal…
Skellig Michael
#SkelligRing - The Skellig Ring in Co Kerry features in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for globetrotters to explore on 2017. “Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline,” as the popular travel guide’s Best in Travel report puts…

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