Dear industry colleague
Attached is our latest Situation and Outlook Analysis Report (SOAR) which reflects some welcome signs of recovery in overseas tourism this year. As you know, we expect to end 2011 around +7% up on visitor numbers and +11% up on revenue to around €3.4/£2.97 billion.
Despite continuing economic uncertainty in many markets, the island of Ireland has everything to play for in 2012 and I look forward to working with you in the months ahead to drive additional tourism business from overseas.
In the meantime, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2012.
Niall Gibbons FCA