Ireland’s Top 10 tourism towns announced

Two overall winners will  share the ultimate accolade of Ireland’s top Tourism Town – for the Best Large Town and Best Small Town – when the winners are unveiled this November following further assessments from the independent panel of judges.
The shortlisted towns are:

Ardmore, Waterford [small town]
Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim [small town]
Glengarriff, Cork [small town]
Kinsale, Cork [...]

Heritage sites benefit from Tourism Enhancement Fund

SEVERAL heritage sites across the island have benefited to the tune of close to a billion dollars from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), as the drive to develop and preserve the country’s heritage sites, landmarks and cultural products continues.
One of the major projects is the beautification and rehabilitation of the town of Falmouth, in Trelawny.
Executive [...]

Russian Aggression Deters Tourists

Russian aggression in Ukraine is putting thousands of tourists off visiting the country, with hoteliers in St Petersburg – one of the biggest lures for travellers – reporting a sharp fall in demand.

Vladimir Vasiliyev, the head of the city’s association of small hotels, told the newspaper Delovoi Peterburg that budget accommodation had been hardest hit, [...]

Pembrokeshire Welcomes Cruise Ships to Boost Tourism

Cruise ship passengers are being given a warm welcome in Pembrokeshire as the county aims to boost tourism.
Nearly 500 German visitors will spend the day in Milford Haven when the MS Astor calls at the port, the second of three cruise ships visiting this week.
Tourist chiefs are laying on free shuttle buses and [...]

RAK Tourism Boss Unveils Plan to Lure Visitors

With a mandate of attracting tourists from all over the world to Ras Al Khaimah, Steven Rice is aiming to accomplish this through promoting the emirate’s rich heritage, traditional culture, knowledgeable locals, rugged landscape and unspoilt coastline.
The chief executive of RAK Tourism and Development Authority (TDA) outlined a 10-year master plan that he hopes will [...]

Tourism Revenue Up 10.8% in Cyprus

Revenue from tourism rose 10.8 per cent year-on-year in May, to €224.1 million, compared with €201.1 million in 2013, the statistical service said on Friday.
Proceeds from tourism in the first five months of the year also rose 8.6 per cent year-on-year to €475.5 million.
May saw 293,181 tourist arrivals who stayed on the island an average [...]