The world has been in the grips of an economic downfall over the last little while, however, Ireland seems to be enjoying a pleasurable recovery with the assistance of tourism to the area. The industry is expected to create work opportunities for many and create an environment that is economically thriving, especially in areas that lie out of the centres, however, without proper management the implications can unravel how far Ireland has come. The tourism industry thrives in the beautiful country with almost 4% of the GDP being earned through the sector. Close on 200 000 people are kept in employment through the various areas of tourism and with a 5 Billion Euro revenue, it warrants consideration.
Tourists Rolling In
The country has been awarded many accolades of late which have added to the lustre as a prime vacation destination. The hospitality of the nation is one that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. During 2016 a vast number of tourists visited the shores of the predominantly white inhabited island. The 8.7 million headcount is almost double that of the population. A clear majority of the tourists frequenting the island are from the UK, while an increase in American visitors has been recorded.
Ireland, as a holiday destination, presents many opportunities to experience the culture and heritage of the nation and that is something that attracts tourists completely. When you visit a different country, you want to be able to live as they do, eat as they do and explore places that reveal the history. Part of experiencing is eating and the food and beverage industry in Ireland provides ample opportunity to indulge in world-class culinary delights as well as traditional cuisine. Tourism in Ireland is set to experience a growth spurt; however, they need to prepare for the influx. The industry needs to remain competitive and affordable, service needs to be consistent and accessibility is key.