Updates from W2

National Sport Tourism Monitor

W2 Consulting are compiling the National Sport Tourism Monitor with detailed  profiling of sport tourists include their spending, overnight stays, distance traveled and event & sport participation behaviour.  This information is being collated from survey responses from a number of cycling, running and triathlon events across Ireland. If you are a sport…

Ireland’s First Sports Business Cluster

Ireland’s first ever sports business cluster is to be established with a target of creating 500 jobs within five years.  The development of the cluster is in association with W2 Consulting, University of Limerick and Innovate Limerick. The National Sports Business Cluster is to be established in Limerick, where 500…

Sport Tourism Innovation for Destinations & Events

W2 Consulting have again partnered with the World’s Leading Global Event for the Tourism Industry – The World Travel Market, London 2015. The World Travel Market will be held in the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London from the 2-5 November 2015.  The 3 day event is the worlds leading global event…

Airports & Tourism Working Together

Mark O’Connell, W2 Consulting is to speak at the upcoming North America/Europe Transatlantic Airport Conference “Airports and Tourism Industries Working Together”. The event hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) along with Shannon Airport will take place from June 29-July 1 at the…

W2 Consulting Launch Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit

Organised by W2 Consulting, the Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit 2015, which will be held in Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick on May 14th and 15th next and has Independent News & Media as its media partner, will hear from international experts how Ireland can exploit its huge potential in…

W2 Consulting Study shows Socio Economic Boost from Increased Sport Participation

A recent study undertaken by W2 Consulting into public participation in sport and exercise, the first of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland, has found that the Clare economy could benefit from an annual injection of 1 million euro as a result of just 5% of the population taking up a…

W2 Consulting Keith Wood heads up Rugby World Cup Coverage

TV3 has confirmed its status as the channel of note for the 2015 Rugby World Cup coverage in Ireland. TV3 are set to broadcast all 48 matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, beginning with the hosts England taking on Fiji on September 18 and ending with the final at Twickenham…

Sport Tourism catalyst for continued tourism growth

There has been an extremely positive start to 2015 for the tourism industry with Tourism Ireland reporting overseas visitor numbers up 9% between November 2014 and January 2015, accounting for an additional 123,200 visiting Ireland in this period. Tourism Ireland Marketing Strategy 2015 outlines plans to welcome a total of…

W2 Consulting Partner to Wild Atlantic Way Sport Tourism Event

W2 Consulting are once again delighted to be a partner to Skoda Tour de Conamara 2015. Tour de Conamara is the largest mass participation cycling event in the West of Ireland. Based in Clifden, Conamara, Co. Galway, the mass participation sportive has developed into a major premium cycling event in the…

European Sport Tourism Summit 2015

The second European Sport Tourism Summit will be held over 2 days on May 14th/15th in Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick. The event will also host the first European Sport Tourism Awards and industry expert sessions with leading figures from sport, marketing and events.  Meet the Speakers This year the European…