On the 16th January 2012, Dublin Tourism, heretofore a subsidiary of Fáilte Ireland, Ireland’s national tourism development authority, merged its entire operations with Fáilte Ireland.
Fáilte Ireland was formed in 2003 under the National Tourism Development Authority Act to guide and promote tourism as a significant driver of the Irish economy.
Fáilte Ireland provides strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination. With offices across the country, Fáilte Ireland acts as a corporate resource for tourism professionals and service providers at local, regional and national levels.
DiscoverIreland.ie & VisitDublin.com are operated by Fáilte Ireland, and feature comprehensive information and listings for Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions and Irish holiday special offers.
Visit the Fáilte Ireland corporate website for further information.
Some interesting facts about Tourism in Dublin...
Fact: In 2011 overseas visitor numbers stood at 3.8million. Breakdown - Britain 34%; Mainland Europe 41%; USA 17%; Other 6%
Fact: In 2011 38% of all tourist spend in Ireland was in Dublin
Fact: In 2012 Trip Advisor voted Dublin one of the Top 25 Destinations in the World, as well as in the Top Destinations in Europe as voted for by the public in the Traveller's Choice Awards.
Fact: During 2012 www.visitdublin.com had over 2million visits
Fact: Visit Dublin developed the official app for tourist - Visit Dublin app in 2010
Failte Ireland may be contacted at the following addresses:
88-95 Dublin 1
Tel: 1890 525 525 (Lo-call)