Tourism Growth shows spectacular increase

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Failte IrelandAs the tourism sector faces into 2015 after spectacular increases in 2014, confidence regarding continued growth is being boosted by dramatically improving overseas markets, increased air access and recent ‘big ticket’ initiatives such as the Wild Atlantic Way. This encouraging outlook was revealed today at Fáilte Ireland’s Annual Tourism Industry

  • Visitor numbers at pre-recession levels - on a par with the second best year ever
  • Some €400m jump in overseas earnings in 2014 is the biggest increase in a decade
  • 5,000 tourism jobs created this year and 8,000 more anticipated in 2015
  • Value for money ratings have doubled in five years

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