Tourism is a big part of the Irish economy. Work in tourism is often seasonal, during the warm spring and summer months when most tourists visit Ireland. But the strength of Ireland’s tourism appeal is so great that in many areas there are roles available right around the year. Tourism supports many other sectors too, providing opportunities for businesses involved in sales, transport, restaurants and leisure.
Tourism is about the experiences people have and the activities they participate in when they travel.
Accommodation is a huge part of the Tourism industry and businesses such a hotels employ a wide range of staff, including cleaners, receptionists, management, chefs, porters and many more.
In many corners of Ireland the number of jobs created by tourism rises and falls with the changing of the seasons.
Ireland's vibrant cultural and business life means there are many events and conferences occurring nationwide that attract travellers for business and fun.