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09 May 2012

Tourism Ireland Welcomes News that 9% VAT Rate for Tourism Services will Apply to End of 2013

Welcoming the news that the VAT rate of 9% for tourism services will remain in place until the end of 2013, Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland chief executive, said: “Value for money is a key message in our advertising and promotions around the globe and the announcement today by Minister Varadkar that the special 9% VAT rate for tourism and hospitality services will be maintained until the end of 2013 is good news indeed.

“In recent years, perceptions of the value available here, among overseas consumers, have improved; and we know that a recent survey by showed that our hotels offer some of the best value in Europe. Tourism Ireland is placing significant emphasis on value, to drive home to potential holidaymakers everywhere our message about the superb range of offers and value available in Ireland.”


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08 May 2012

Irish tourism blitz on Boston and Toronto