There’s relative stability in intention measures, with uncertainty surrounding inter-county travel the primary barrier to intent/booking. In the short term, we don’t expect any notable shifts in these metrics until the Government makes a definitive statement on this. Some noise of international travel continues, though we have evidence this is hollow optimism with low confidence that trips abroad will actually happen. Nonetheless, something to keep an eye on given recent media attention to EU Covid travel certificates aligned to the summer season.
Check out and share our new 'Dream of Clare' video with the world. The one minute video reminds people what they are missing - even if they cannot travel to be with us right now.
We now have free images and other resources to help you to remind people around the globe that Clare is amazing. Check them out here.
The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide support to providers of certain tourism services who have been unable to qualify for assistance under the Government's Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). It is designed to help these tourism businesses offset their fixed costs incurred last year and support them to continue operating through 2021.
Consumers are still weighing up their options at this point and there remains an expectation that they will be able to travel overseas later this year.
Fáilte Ireland are pleased to be able to share their plans and priorities to support resilience and survival in the short term and recovery of the tourism industry in the long-term with you.
This is a living document which means as Government restrictions and Public Health guidelines evolve, this document will also evolve to reflect new Government advice and changes to protocols when they emerge. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, Work Safely Protocol and the Resilience and Recovery 2020 2021: Plan for Living with COVID 19, and based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE. The links to latest guidelines will be included throughout the document.
Changes to the adaptation fund, with a particular emphasis on pubs.
The Burren Ecotourism Network has been named a ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ by Lonely Planet. The global travel company unveiled the accolade in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021.
Compared to the same time last year, the majority of consumers say that they are taking less of all types of trips in the latest 6 months of 2020.
This eLearning Suite is 100% subsidised by Fáilte Ireland, offering a broad range of modules for employees to refresh their skills in advance of business reopening. This offers your team the opportunity to boost their professional development and enhance skills and ensures your business is better prepared for a return to trading when operating restrictions for businesses are eased.
Ennis Chamber has launched Shop Local 'Clare Gift Card'. This exciting initiative has been launched to support and drive the local economy across 'The Banner' county.
To date our Strategic Marketing Plan has moved from 'Dream of Clare' to 'Refresh your Spirits' and 'Make a Break for it' in County Clare.
The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund is the third step in Fáilte Ireland’s approach to re-opening and has been designed to contribute to the costs incurred by tourism businesses as they implement Fáilte Ireland’s Guidelines for Re-opening.
The scheme will provide a maximum of €125 in income tax credits to tax-payers who spend up to €625 in restaurants, pubs, hotels, B&Bs and other qualifying businesses, from Autumn 2020 through to Spring 2021, including over the Christmas period.
The Cliffs of Moher feature in the first of three short films which Tourism Ireland and the Abbey Theatre have collaborated on to help keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore and to showcase our authentic home-grown talent around the world.