Tourism website boss asks Irish to ‘Occupy Ireland' rather than travel abroad
Says massive 40,000 jobs created if Irish vacation in Ireland this year
The chief executive of a popular vacation booking website in Ireland has urged the Irish public to ‘Occupy Ireland’ and spend their vacation time in Ireland.
Mike Webster of GoIreland.ie claims that were this to happen, 40,000 jobs would be created in the Irish tourism industry.
According to the Irish Times, Webster went on to say that people from the Emerald Isle spend more on their foreign jaunts that in total tourism income (collected from both Irish and foreign tourists) in Ireland.
He pointed to 2010 figures that showed that tourism in Ireland collected €4.6 billion, while Irish tourists spend €5 billion on vacations outside the country.
New crackdown on St Patrick’s drunks promised by Hoboken mayor
“There is a huge opportunity for Irish people to take this into their own hands and not leave it to the political classes, who will take too long,” he said.
Webster underlined the importance of promoting the excellent vacation options available to the Irish people in their own country.
“Show people that they can get into the car and they are only an hour and a half away from a week’s holiday. We need to highlight the simplicity of it and the value,” he added.
While recognizing that the weather can play an important factor in the decision-making process for any vacation, he is hoping that that the sun shines strong this summer.
“I am positive we will have the best weather,” he said.
- Megyn Kelly says Santa and Jesus are white,...
- Irish outrage over NY Times pigeon-eating...
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Engaged couple fired by Catholic school for...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- How the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
People why discuss some thing so stupid? Why is dumb blond even listened to? To those who say that Jesus is a myth there is evidence that he did existHow Christmas was in my father’s time
Mollie: Thanks for your accurate description of Christmas in rural Ireland in your parents' time. Not only was Christmas Day for family, it was theirIrish outrage over NY Times pigeon-eating and desperate economic times article
So what's wrong with a pigeon (or rabbit or squirrel) once in awhile. I grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada and often had wild pigeon and rabbit on the dMegyn Kelly says Santa and Jesus are white, get used to it (VIDEO)
Since Santa and Jesus are mythical characters I guess it is possible to paint them in any color your wish. If they existed, I'd have to go with a mid