8 Nov 2016, 12.59

8 November 2016

The Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will tomorrow meet with representatives from Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation and the Tourist Industry Confederation to discuss a strategy for developing tourism and competiveness.

The meeting will commence at 1.30pm in Committee Room 3 tomorrow, Wednesday, 9 November 2016.

Committee Chairman, Brendan Griffin TD, said “Figures show that in 2015, total tourism revenue was worth more than €7bn to the Irish economy and that more than 200,000 people were directly, or indirectly, employed in the industry. In times where regions of Ireland continue to struggle to see the economic recovery, we must agree a strategy, with all of the main players, which will protect and grow this important industry.”

“Tomorrow, as a Committee, we will hear from representatives of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation and the Tourist Industry Confederation to hear their experience of how this important industry can continue to boost our overall national economic growth and how we can protect and grow it, into the future.”

The Committee will also engage in Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals: Schedule A COM(2016)235

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

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Committee membership

Deputies

Anti-Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit

Sinn Féin

Social Democrats

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil

Senators

Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil