Major boost for tourism as Fáilte Ireland announces €150million investment for attractions nationwide

A workshop to guide organisations and businesses on the application process for th new €150 million investment  programme from Failte Ireland will take place at Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 13th June, 10am-1pm and yu can register at www.failteireland.ie/platformsforgrowth

Fáilte Ireland will invest €150million into developing major new visitor attractions of scale across the country.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross launched Fáilte Ireland’s new Platforms for Growth initiative which will “transform the tourism landscape across the country” according to CEO Paul Kelly.

The programme of investment is Fáilte Ireland’s largest yet, and forms part of its Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects which runs up to 2022.

Major new visitor attractions of scale will be developed and existing attractions greatly enhanced through Platforms for Growth, with Fáilte Ireland making individual grants available for large-scale visitor attractions of €2.5million upwards.

Platforms for Growth is funded under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy with the aim of driving sustainable growth in the Irish tourism sector and higher revenue and job creation around Ireland.

It is unlike any previous investment announced by Fáilte Ireland, as it specifically targets ‘platforms’ or projects that have the greatest potential to grow tourism across Ireland, and fill gaps in the Irish tourism offering in order to meet changing visitor preferences.

Through this approach, Platforms for Growth will pave the way for large-scale and transformative attractions that will become key motivators to visit an area. In turn, this will step-change the economic value of tourism in the area through increased visitor numbers, revenue and job creation.

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