What are the gaps in perception between European tour operators’ perceived ideas of the Millennial Generation versus the Millennial traveller’s actual expectations, demands and desires in regards to travelling in Europe, and how can a better understanding of these gaps help European tour operators capture this new and important market?
Millennials are curious and innovative people - our world’s next generation of executives, entrepreneurs, travellers and leaders who seek adventure, authenticity, experiences and stories to take away long after they arrive back home. This research paper explores how Millennials will change the face of travel, and investigates the effects that Millennial-imposed changes will have on the European travel industry. It studies current and future changes, identifying how travel professionals must adapt to Millennials' changing demands - and how this will impact the future of adventure travel.
There are few places that surpass the breath-taking beauty of the Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare. One of Ireland’s most beloved landmarks, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most amazing points along the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km route that follows Ireland’s west coast.
Nearly three times the height of the Cliffs of Moher, the massive Slieve League cliffs are still off most people’s tourism radars.
Located in the heart of Donegal – nicknamed Ireland’s Forgotten County for good reason! – the Slieve League cliffs are one of Ireland’s best kept gems.
Find out here the best way to experience the wilderness of the Slieve League cliffs.
The Causeway Coast, as well as Northern Ireland’s coastline, is a wild and beautiful place, varying between strange geology, emerald hills, charming coastal towns, and bustling metropolises.
1. The Causeway Coast and Belfast have been voted as the #1 Region to Visit by Lonely Planet in 2018.
Surpassing the likes of Alaskan wilderness and the gorgeous landscapes of the south of France, Lonely Planet has indeed chosen the Causeway Coast and Belfast as the #1 region to explore this year.
Located in northwest Ireland, this little-visited county is one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s best gems. Learn more about this quiet corner of Ireland.
1. Ireland’s national poet WB Yeats (as well as his brother and artist, Jack Yeats) is from Sligo, and most of WB Yeats’ poetry is about the Sligo region.
William Butler Yeats and his brother Jack were both born in Sligo, and the windswept landscapes, lush forests and quiet lakes had profound effect on Yeats’ work.
Ireland is where Halloween originated. Called Samhain (“saw-when”), it was a pagan festival celebrating the start of winter during which the Celtic peoples thought the door to the world of the dead was open.
Ireland is a country full of ruined abbeys and drowned villages, of terrible stories of famine, coffin ships and disaster, of gale winds and dark storms, of remote islands cut off from the mainland. It is a country abandoned by thousands in search of a better life, many never to return.
Gobble up Ireland’s most delicious foodie experiences…
The days of spuds and cabbage are over. Ireland has an up and coming foodie scene to rival the restaurants of London or New York, though scattered across the island.
Some of its foodie hotspots include Belfast, Kenmare and Kinsale – but even outside of these towns and cities, Ireland is ripe with delicious and zesty experiences that will tickle your tastebuds!
Ireland is nicknamed the Emerald Isle for good reason. The island’s rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cottages are reminiscent of another era. From rugged ocean-carved coastlines to glittering quartzite peaks to remote bogs blanketing lost landscapes, Mother Nature is an ever-present force in Ireland, making it a perfect place for an adventure!
Our Ireland Journey from North to South adventure hugs Ireland’s rugged and romantic coast, following the iconic Wild Atlantic Way.
Love is in the air – and Ireland (yes, that wet little European island) is full of places to explore with your partner, enjoy a romantic getaway, or even pop the question!
Rain or shine, the rolling green hills of the Emerald Isle are an idyllic, romantic place – after all, there’s nothing better than a lovely Irish sunset or a bit of dancing in the rain! Our insider’s guide to the most romantic places in Ireland will help you create the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner!
Star Wars Island Ireland is how Skellig Michael has come to be known colloquially.
Featuring briefly at the end of the 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens film (Episode VII), the island of Skellig Michael, along with the neighbouring Little Skellig Island, featured prominently in the new 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII).
Read on to learn about the so-called Star Wars island Ireland and where it is! If you haven’t seen either film, be forewarned that there could be spoilers below.
Sometimes you just have to see that iconic place – the Tour d’Eiffel, the Roman Colosseum, Buckingham Palace, the Moscow Kremlin, Las Ramblas of Barcelona.
So you wait in line waiting to buy expensive tickets while getting jostled in the crowd, and standing on tiptoe to look over the heads of other tourists just to see it. You manage a quick, blurred photo after waiting 15 minutes for everyone else to take their selfie.
Was it worth it? Perhaps. Would you do it again? Probably not. Was there ...
So, you’ve got a hankering to visit Ireland, and you want to make sure you visit all of its greatest sites. But, you also want to avoid the crowds and visit the Emerald Island in different way than most visitors. Below, find an alternative way to visit a few of Ireland’s popular places!
Though Ireland is an island itself, sometimes we forget that. We also forget that there are hundreds of other islands off its shores. The Aran Islands are well-known, as are the Skellig Islands (largely thanks to Star Wars, which used it as a filming location). But what about the other islands of Ireland?
From south to north, here’s our list of coolest islands of Ireland!
“Narnia! It’s all in the wardrobe just like I told you!”
Once upon a time, a child called Lucy climbed into a large, wooden wardrobe in an English manor during a game of hide-and-seek. It was in that wardrobe that she stumbled onto a doorway to a magical world – Narnia. And children have been climbing into wardrobes worldwide on the off-chance Narnia might be there ever since.
Being an island, Ireland has a lot of coastline. It also has a lot of villages – many of which are on the coastline. But how to choose which villages to visit? Which coastal villages are the very best?
Never fear – this guide will help you narrow down the list to visit the very best coastal villages of Ireland!