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From TheJournal.ie Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised Opinion

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?

It’s the government scheme aimed at encouraging you to invite relatives home and organise events celebrating Irish culture, but are you getting involved?

From TheJournal.ie World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN Tourism

World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN

The Asia-Pacific region recorded the biggest increase in foreign visitors last year.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors Security

North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors

Security regulations which prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals remain in force, however.

From TheJournal.ie Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent Come Visit Us

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent

More than one million Americans are expected to visit Ireland this year, spending more than $1 billion – and Tourism Ireland wants to see this increase even more.

"Stuff I learned about Ireland" - what an Australian visitor thinks of us

“These people are insane, especially on country roads…”

From TheJournal.ie Fewer British people visited Ireland but rise in European and US tourists in 2012 Tourism

Fewer British people visited Ireland but rise in European and US tourists in 2012

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation has said that people in Ireland are taking less frequent, shorter and lower spending trips when they take their holidays at home.

From TheJournal.ie Tiffany to open megastore on Champs Elysees in Paris Bling

Tiffany to open megastore on Champs Elysees in Paris

The 175-year-old jewellery company Tiffanys is to open its multi-storey megastore in the French capital in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Amsterdam's cannabis cafes to remain open, says mayor Café Culture

Amsterdam's cannabis cafes to remain open, says mayor

The government is planning to restrict cannabis sales by requiring residents to show identification when entering the shops.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning Book Of Queues This post contains images

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning

Check out the queues at Trinity College this morning. Welcome tourists!

From TheJournal.ie Four die in Slovenia hot air balloon crash Slovenia

Four die in Slovenia hot air balloon crash

The incident occurred when 32 tourists were aboard the balloon, which caught fire and crash-landed in a field near Ljubljana.

From TheJournal.ie Four dead after tourist plane crashes in Kenya Crash

Four dead after tourist plane crashes in Kenya

Both pilots and two German tourists were killed in the crash at Kenya’s Masai Mara national park.

From TheJournal.ie Joyce Tower set to reopen thanks to volunteer support Joyce Tower

Joyce Tower set to reopen thanks to volunteer support

Staffing issues at Fáilte Ireland meant that the James Joyce site closed this summer.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Latest visitor figures described as 'flat' by Tourism Ireland Visit Ireland

Latest visitor figures described as 'flat' by Tourism Ireland

Three million tourists came to Ireland in the first six months of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing' Bulgaria

Iran 'says it is not involved in Bulgarian bombing'

Iran’s state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran’s involvement in the bombing, which killed seven yesterday.

11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments Strike A Pose This post contains images

11 jokey holiday snaps every tourist takes at major monuments

Ever ‘held up’ the Tower of Pisa, or taken the Eiffel Tower in the palm of your hand through the magic of perspective? Of course you have…

From The42 Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland Opinion

Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland

“The selectors need to build on the knowledge that the All-Blacks were rattled because we attacked them in the right places,” writes Emmet O’Rafferty.

From TheJournal.ie Coach tourism sector "running at a loss" Tourism

Coach tourism sector "running at a loss"

A new study involving 66 coach tour operators showed that the number of coach-tourists is down by 16 per cent, while hire-out rates are down 5 per cent.

Bemused Green Sheep of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

Bemused Green Sheep of the Day

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From TheJournal.ie Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme Tourism

Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme

The scheme will be extended to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as emerging markets like China, India and Gulf regions.

From TheJournal.ie Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland Craic Agus Ceol

Pessimistic, boastful but loves a drink: what Lonely Planet says about Ireland

The tenth edition of the famed travel guide has some familiar themes…

From TheJournal.ie Number of overseas visitors to Ireland up for the first time in four years Tourism

Number of overseas visitors to Ireland up for the first time in four years

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation said the number of overseas visitors to Ireland had risen this past year.

From TheJournal.ie Tourism benefits from Obama and Queen Elizabeth visits to be seen next year - Minister Tourism

Tourism benefits from Obama and Queen Elizabeth visits to be seen next year - Minister

Leo Varadkar said today that an increase in tourists had been projected for next year as a result of the image-boost given to Ireland by the visits.

From TheJournal.ie Irish residents take fewer trips this summer, while more tourists come here Travel

Irish residents take fewer trips this summer, while more tourists come here

The number of trips to Ireland from overseas residents grew by 6.5 per cent between July and September 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011 Tourism

Overseas visits to Ireland up 11 per cent in first eight months of 2011

Meanwhile, Irish residents made fewer trips abroad this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Eight die in Botswana plane crash Botswana

Eight die in Botswana plane crash

The light aircraft was carrying a number of tourists from France, Sweden and Britain. The pilot and seven of his passengers died in the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops Drug Tourism

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops

The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.

Gallery: Top 5 destinations for Irish tourists at home and abroad Holidays This post contains images

Gallery: Top 5 destinations for Irish tourists at home and abroad

Check out the most popular places for Irish holidaymakers this year.

From TheJournal.ie They 'Like' us: Irish tourism sites have over half-a-million Facebook fans Social Media

They 'Like' us: Irish tourism sites have over half-a-million Facebook fans

Tourism Ireland believes its social media presence is crucial in attracting holidaymakers to Ireland.

FOUR IRISH WOMEN on holidays in Portugal are receiving consular assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs after being robbed early yesterday morning. It is understood money, passports and phones were stolen from the women, who are staying in the popular Algarve region. No physical injuries were reported in the incident and it is understood the women will stay on to finish their trip.

TEN TOURISTS HAVE been injured, none seriously, in a bomb attack at a popular tourist beach spot in Antalya, Turkey. The device, which was buried in the sand, exploded at approximately 10am on the beach in the Kemer district, Hurriyet reports. Local police have launched an investigation into the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Tuesday Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Increase in overseas visitors welcomed with cautious optimism Tourism

Increase in overseas visitors welcomed with cautious optimism

Minister Leo Varadkar and the IHF say figures are a promising sign of the sector’s recovery, but point out the drop last year due to volcanic ash.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Ireland is good value for tourists? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is good value for tourists?

A survey has found that while more Irish people still holiday abroad than have a ‘staycation’, most believe that Ireland is increasingly a good-value tourist destination. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Thailand links tourist deaths to chemicals Thailand

Thailand links tourist deaths to chemicals

An investigation into the deaths of at least six people in January and February suggests chemicals or pesticides may be to blame.

From TheJournal.ie Three tourists and local man injured on island Injured

Three tourists and local man injured on island

Four people including three German tourists were injured in a freak accident involving a pony and trap. Their injuries are not life threatening.

From TheJournal.ie (Short) stay now: Visa waivers for Olympic visitors Visa Waiver

(Short) stay now: Visa waivers for Olympic visitors

Government launches new visa waiver programme for 16 countries to entice them over to Ireland during the London 2012 Olympics and beyond…

From TheJournal.ie Hoteliers cautiously optimistic about trade, but one-third say business is down Tourists This post contains a poll

Hoteliers cautiously optimistic about trade, but one-third say business is down

Almost all of the hoteliers surveyed by the IHF say that last month’s royal visit had a positive impact on tourism.