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Development and Funding of Marinas, Ireland / UK

Development and Funding of Marinas, Ireland / UK

Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, concluded that there might be an opportunity to increase the value of service exports via the marine leisure sector. It commissioned Fisher Associates to review the supply side of this hypothesis, by investigating the development and funding of marinas and berthing facilities for international tourism use (marine leisure visitors from overseas). The key objectives were to: (2012)

  • Provide examples of best practice in Ireland and the UK / Channel Islands / France in relation to supply side issues, which could inform future tourism policy to enhance international tourism.
  • Provide guidance and insights into the wider marine tourism industry.

The methodology included:

  • A review of Ireland’s Marine and Coastal Tourism Legislation and Policy.
  • Analysis of berthing and mooring facilities, and a national survey of facility providers.
  • Several case studies to investigate marina operational models in Ireland.
  • A review of international experience in developing and funding marina and berthing facilities.
  • Recommendations and opportunities to support the development of export services in marine leisure tourism.
Business Needs, Communities, Developed Economies, England, Europe, Financial Appraisal, Ireland, Marinas, Marine Leisure, Ports & Harbours, Public Sector, Regions, Scotland, Sectors, Skills, Strategic Plan, Strategy, UK, Value for Money Review, Wales