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30 Apr 2015

Tourism Ireland chairman thanks Christoph Mueller for his contribution to Tourism Ireland

Christoph Mueller has stepped down from the board of Tourism Ireland today (30 April), in advance of his formal appointment as CEO of Malaysia Airlines (tomorrow, 1 May).

Brian Ambrose, Chairman of Tourism Ireland, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Christoph for the extremely valuable contribution he has made to the work of Tourism Ireland, since taking up his appointment to our board at the end of 2011. I very much valued his enthusiasm and support and the considerable experience he brought to the role. During his time on our board, we have seen Irish tourism return to significant growth, and we are now on track for the best year ever in 2015. We wish him every success in his new role as CEO of Malaysia Airlines.”

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
  • In 2014, we welcomed an estimated 8.6 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.26 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world. In 2014, attracted about 14.25 million visitors.