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Tourism Development International's (TDI) February 2015 newsletter reports on how international tourism has maintained a rate of growth above the average rate of global economic growth for the fifth year in a row. 

We see how more and more governments around the world recognise the importance of tourism’s contribution to their economic growth.

We examine the importance of broadening the range and heightening the quality, of experiences offered by destinations and facilitated by travel suppliers in sustaining this momentum. 

The focus of this issue, then, is on Tourism Product Development, since it is the range of products and services available that lead tourists to choose one destination over another. Tourists are demanding things to do and see that meet all their increased expectations stimulated by electronic and other media – in other words “more and better”.

The challenge for destinations and travel operators is, first and foremost, to develop products and services that are in line with these expectations but also in order to stand out from their competitors to be innovative in designing their offerings and highly focused in communicating them to their target markets.

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Risk and Crisis Management in the Tourism Sector

By Peter Mac Nulty Tuesday, 11th July 2017 | 0 comments

COMCEC has commissioned Tourism Development International (TDI) to carry out a study on Risk & Crisis Management in the Tourism Sector: Recovery from Crisis in the Member Countries. The study will focus on risk and crisis management in the tourism sector to provide background on the formal government processes for member countries and to identify and examine issues of risk management.

The specific objectives of the study are as follows:

To show how the tourism sectors of countries have been affected by crises;
To present strategies for OIC Member States to deal with risks and crises in the tourism sector;
To identify crisis management tools (from the Government side) which are relevant to the tourism industry;
To identify the main challenges in implementing measures to reduce the effects of crises and lessons learned from other countries in recent years.

David Mac Nulty, Director/Partner at Tourism Development International is a guest speaker at the International Congress of Religious Shrine Cities, Fátima.

Religious tourism is a growing sector and David will be presenting a paper entitled 'Excellence and Innovation in Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism'. Other guest speakers at this conference include:

  • Teresa Ferreira (Tourism of Portugal)
  • Vítor Coutinho – Vice Rector of the Shrine of Fatima (Portugal)
  • Juan Castillo Hernández – Shrine of Guadalupe (México)
  • Segundo Leonardo Pérez López – Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Yusuf Yavas – Municipality of Selçuk (Turkey)
  • António Barroso – Municipality of Braga (Portugal)
  • Costanzo Cascavilla – Mayor of San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy)
  • Julian Latorre Herreda – Mayor of Guadalajara de Buga (Colombia)
  • Municipality of Czestochowa (Poland)
  • Paolo Niccoletti – Mayor of Loreto (Italy)
  • Graça Poças Santos (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - Portugal )
  • Jin Yung Woo – General Secretary Advisor for Tourism and Culture (UNWTO)
  • Ricardo Faria – Tourism Secretary of Minas Gerais (Brasil)
  • Pedro Machado (Turismo do Centro)
  • Herbert Hofauer – Mayor of Altötting (Germany)
  • Pepe Guzman Velásquez - Turismo Trifinio Project (Guatemala)
  • Bruno Vinuales - Cluster Tourisme et Espiritualité - Atout France (France)
  • Héctor Palencia Rubio - Municipality of Ávila (Spain)
  • Stefano Dominioni – Director of the European Institute of Cultural Route (Luxembourg)

Tourism Development International are currently part of a multi-disciplinary team preparing a masterplan for Knock Shrine, Ireland's national Marian shrine.

Tourism Development International also act as tourism advisors to Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland.

Aer Lingus - Discover a New Side to Portugal: Sightsee as you Cycle

By Peter Mac Nulty Monday, 29th August 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Latest Projects.

As a tourism planner, it’s great to see recommendations being implemented. In January 2016, TDI presented the Algarve Tourism Products Assessment and Development Action Plan on behalf of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, Turismo de Portugal and Turismo do Algarve.

See new Aer lingus campaign.

Very effective example of re-positioning the Algarve as an activity holiday destination with particular focus on walking and cycling.

Initiatives to support cycling tourism in the Algarve

By Peter Mac Nulty Monday, 18th July 2016 | 0 comments

Following the preparation of the Algarve Tourism Products Assessment and Development Action Plan by Tourism Development International on behalf of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, we are pleased to report progress with the implementation of the report findings.

New Bike Assemble Area at Faro Airport

In order to support the Cycling & Walking tourism sector sustainability, improving Faro Airport's passengers experience and fulfilling the demanding needs of this new product in the Algarve, three areas with equipments to mount and dismount the bicycles were created: the first is located in the public area of the check-in hall and the other two are placed in the luggage collection area. This initiative, that is supported by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal and the Faro Airport, integrates the Cycling & Walking Program — Algarve 2016-2019, launched in March by Turismo de Portugal, Região de Turismo do Algarve, ATA and AMAL.

Around the Globe, February 2015

By David Mac Nulty Tuesday, 10th February 2015 | 0 comments

Tourism Development International's (TDI) February 2015 newsletter reports on how international
tourism has maintained a rate of growth above the average rate of global economic growth for the fifth year in a row.

We see how more and more governments around the world recognise the importance of tourism’s contribution to their economic growth.

We examine the importance of broadening the range and heightening the quality, of experiences offered by destinations and facilitated by travel suppliers in sustaining this momentum. 

The focus of this issue, then, is on Tourism Product Development, since it is the range of products and services available that lead tourists to choose one destination over another. Tourists are demanding things to do and see that meet all their increased expectations stimulated by electronic and other media – in other words “more and better”.

The challenge for destinations and travel operators is, first and foremost, to develop products and services that are in line with these expectations but also in order to stand out from their competitors to be innovative in designing their offerings and highly focused in communicating them to their target markets. 

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Nepal - Getting the balance right

By Peter Mac Nulty Friday, 28th February 2014 | 0 comments

IMG 0115 Thumbnail0 Nepal is certainly one of the most beautiful countries I have had the pleasure of visiting, either in a personal or professional capacity. The country is at the early stage of the Tourism Life Cycle with most international visitor activity concentrated in Kathmandu, Pokhera and a number of other centres. The growth in International tourism, particularly in the Asia region, will inevitably bring its own challenges .

These images are a reminder of the fragile nature of Nepal’s unique environment and cultural heritage. In our work as tourism consultants, we are acutely aware that we have a duty of care to ensure that strategies and plans prepared for developing countries such as Nepal are based on sustainable and responsible development principles.

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TDI Participation in Tourism Development and Marketing Events

By Peter Mac Nulty Friday, 28th February 2014 | 0 comments

 The first quarter of 2014 has seen a busy start to the year for TDI with participation in three significant tourism events.

In 2013, TDI carried out a Study on the Identification and Assessment of Business Opportunities in the Tourism Value Chain in Qatar. The assignment was undertaken on behalf of the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). The Study identified 25 business opportunities for Qatar.

On Sunday 2nd March, Peter Mac Nulty, Ciarán Tuite and Robert Travers of TDI participated in Tourism Investor Opportunities Event where details of six tourism investment opportunities will be revealed.

TDI will be participants in the Responsible Tourism Conference 2014 to be held in Dublin on 19th March. At this event, David Mac Nulty will outline TDI's approach to the Recreation, Tourism and Commercial Product Identification Studies which the firm undertook on behalf of Waterways Ireland in 2013. Drawing on the findings from the latter study and other assignments, Robert Cleverdon will present a paper on Marketing Better Places - Engaging Communities with Government.

Robert also represented TDI at the ETC Destination Europe 2020 Conference in Brussels on Wednesday 12th February.

TDI has been commissioned by the European Travel Commission to undertake a Study on Tourism Strategy of Europe's Main Competitors in Select Outbound Markets.

Around the Globe

Friday, 27th September 2013 | 0 comments

Tourism Development International's (TDI) September 2013 newsletter reports on how international tourism has sustained its growth in the first half of 2013, and examines how tourists are getting out and about to access their chosen destination’s natural and cultural heritage, thereby providing more product and experience development for tourism operators.

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