Updates from W2

2015 Forecast: Sport Tourism Trends

In advance of a busy year of sporting action, W2 consulting have compiled the sporttourism trends for 2015. The  forecast for sport tourism looks at the emerging trends and positive developments which will be evident across a number of mega events including the Rugby World Cup 2015 England and the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games….

Happy Christmas from W2 Consulting

W2 Consulting would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas & Healthy and Successful New Year. W2 Offices will reopen on January 5th 2015. Please contact info@w2.ie for all enquirers.

New Horizons in Irish Sport

As 2014 comes to a close, the Federation of Irish Sport has called on the Government to make New Year sporting resolutions to extend the tax relief for sporting bodies beyond capital projects to include day-to-day spending, as well as to allocate a portion of betting tax receipts for the…

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….