Good Food Ireland highlight vital link between food and tourism

Employment in food and hospitality businesses has doubled during 2013, according to a joint survey by Grant Thornton and Good Food Ireland. The report, entitled ‘A Foreign Affair — an Ireland abroad experience’, also found that Irish food and hospitality businesses experienced a 63% increase in turnover since 2012; and 90% of businesses believe greater marketing of food could deliver sustained growth for Irish tourism. Good Food Ireland’s third annual report surveys over 600 food and hospitality businesses throughout Ireland. The report highlights that employment figures across member businesses doubled in 2013 compared with 2012, with 6,200 full-time and 3,100 part-time personnel employed… READ MORE

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