We're delighted to announce that Paul Carty has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority. Fáilte gives strategic and practical support to help promote tourism in Ireland.
Paul sits on our Board as the Chairman. He brings with him over 40 years' experience working in world-class tourist destinations and brand attractions. This includes his many years as the Managing Director of Dublin's Guinness Storehouse. Under Paul’s leadership, visitor numbers increased six-fold from under 300,000 to almost 1.8 million, making it Ireland's most popular tourist attraction.
Catherine Martin, Ireland's Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport & Media, said 'I am delighted to appoint Mr. Paul Carty as Chairperson of the Board of the National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland). Paul has led Fáilte Ireland as Interim Chairperson over the past 18 months in what was a most difficult time for the tourism industry. Through Paul’s leadership, Fáilte Ireland played a pivotal role in supporting many of Ireland’s tourism businesses to survive the pandemic. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the role and will play a pivotal part in leading Fáilte Ireland through the next crucial period for the industry. The focus now for Paul and Fáilte Ireland is to drive sustainable recovery and growth and to sustain businesses and employment numbers.'