Updates from W2

Sport Tourism Summit sets scene for Irish 2023 bid

Delegates at the 2014 European Sport Tourism Summit heard first hand why Ireland should bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.  Martin Snedden, CEO of New Zealand’s 2011 Rugby World Cup delivered a strong message to the Thomond Park Stadium audience that Ireland needs to proceed with a bid and…

Tourism Ireland Launch Marketing Plans 2015

Tourism Ireland today announced its ambitious plans to attract 10 million overseas visitors to Ireland by 2025, generating €5 billion in revenue and helping to sustain 250,000 jobs. Reflecting on a very positive year in 2014, Niall Gibbons, CEO Tourism Ireland spoke of the promotional programmes and global exposure Ireland received from…

Would you like to join the team at W2 Consulting?

W2 Consulting would like to welcome a candidate with an interest in sport & tourism to the team. Good interpersonal skills, innovative and creative flair, team player and an ability to work on own initiative are desirable traits for any candidate. Based in Killaloe, Co. Clare, the new team member…

Director W2 Consulting, Keith Wood inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

Capped 58 times for Ireland, 36 as Captain, scored a record 15 tries as a hooker, appeared in three World Cups and twice touring with the British and Irish Lions, the former Ireland rugby player & Director of W2 Consulting Keith Wood has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame…

W2 Consulting devise new Cycling Ireland Strategy

The growth in participation across all cycling disciplines and increasing success among  Irish elite cyclists are among two of the key areas for future focus in the newly launched  Cycling Ireland Five Year Strategy.  The strategy was devised by W2 Consulting after a  period of consultation with a broad range…

European Sport Tourism Summit 2015 Launch

The European Sport Tourism Summit 2015 was officially launched at the World Travel Market, London this week. The two day event which brings together some of the leading global figures in sport, tourism, destinations & events has been confirmed for May 14/15th in Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick.  A number of new additions have also been confirmed for the programme including an Academic &…

Future Trends in Sport Tourism

W2 Consulting recently conducted a series of consultations examining future trends in Sport Tourism.  This culminated in two W2 Consulting facilitated discussions at World Travel Market 2014 featuring contributors from the Commonwealth Games, Tour de France, England 2015 Rugby World Cup, Sport Event Denmark and global sports intelligence company, SportCal….

Sport Tourism WTM Interview

W2 Consulting are just back from 3 days of exciting sport tourism sessions at the World Travel Market London. 70,000 travel & tourism professionals descended on the ExCel, London for a round the world trip of destinations, venues, technology, ideas and experiences including in depth discussions on the potential of sport tourism specifically…

Give Sport a Chance…it won’t let you down

In the recent Federation of Irish Sport Budget Submission, Sport is highlighted as a niche sector capable of making significant contribution to Irish Society with 2 main asks for Government proposed;. Ask 1: Return current funding levels for sport to 2011 levels by 2016 = €4.4 million over 2 years or…

Meet the Panel – Sport Tourism Experts at World Travel Market

Future Trends in Sport Tourism as a Destination Development Strategy is the key focus of a W2 Consulting organised session at the World Travel Market 2014. The leading global business-to-business event for the worldwide travel and tourism industry welcomes over 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and 3,000 international…