The Experience Economy encompasses hospitality, retail, travel, food, drink, tourism, entertainment, technology, events and organisations in the arts, cultural, sporting and heritage sectors. It reaches deep into the supply chain supporting business and employment encompassing many of hard to reach but critical elements of the economy and society: young people, small medium enterprises, regional and rural development, with real, tangible benefits for the Shared Island.
The Experience Economy is the linchpin for our business model, making Ireland a great place to live, work and invest. Every business has a stake and Covid has accelerated the need to ensure that the Experience Economy is reimagined to create the conditions for it to be world-class.
The purpose of this campaign is to create the conditions for the Experience Economy to achieve world class potential that is sustainable and uniquely Irish by
- Creating a contemporary narrative and definition for the Experience Economy.
- Educate all stakeholders about its reach and value.
- Lobbying for the status and investment in the Experience Economy and ecosystem.
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The Experience Economy / What our members say
The term Experience Economy is a much needed progression in recognition for the vast array of services & industries that support hospitality, leisure, tourism & entertainment sectors.
The Experience Economy is a platform for the enjoyment of life, builds memories through authentic experiences, connects people & place, brings friends & family together.
When visitors com to Ireland their experiences live on in their memories & these connections keep calling them back. Our highly skilled people support & deliver these experiences.
The Experience Economy, a nebulous concept in many people's eyes, is a real, dynamic, diverse & sustainable part of Ireland's economy. It impacts & benefits every region of Ireland both rural & urban.
Our bars, pubs & hospitality venues provide an economic livelihood to almost 200,000 people and are living & breathing part of our national heritage - & one which we need to protect, support & nurture.
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Banner: Photographer Declan Devlin, Earagail Arts Festival