Entry to the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards is open to all bona fide tourism businesses, entrepreneurs, visitor attractions, organisation and events, operating during 2015 and/or 2016.


Submissions for the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards are now closed. Shortlisted candidates for each category will be announced in December. Winners will be announced at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards on February 3rd.


Entries must be submitted online via www.irishtourismindustryawards.ie/categories/ using the specific form for each Category.


Forms are supported and powered by our software partner ‘Submittable’ which is a fully GDPR compliant platform.



Please refer to the Category Description and Judging Criteria when completing your entry.


Entrants may enter a maximum of 2 categories, but each entry must be tailored to meet the criteria for both specific categories. ITIA reserve the right to re-assign an entry to another category if deemed more appropriate.


All applications must be in English.


There is no charge to enter the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards.


Only fully completed entries will be considered.


Applicants may contact the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards organisers by email only to enquiries@irishtourismindustryawards.ie or via the online form www.irishtourismindustryawards.ie/contact/ with regard to any questions they may have about the entry process.

Event enquiries should be sent by email to ITIA2017@advantagegroup.ie


Applicants may not contact any individual members of the Judging Panel or Organising Committee prior to the awards ceremony without written permission. Written permission can be sought by completing the contact form on this website.

The Organising Committee members are:

  • Eoghan O’Mara Walsh – CEO, ITIC and Committee Chair
  • Paul Gallagher – Chair, ITIC and Irish Hotels Federation
  • Ruth Andrews – Incoming Tour Operators Association-Ireland
  • Alex Connolly – Fáilte Ireland
  • Laoise Donnelly – Fáilte Ireland
  • Margaret O’Reilly – Tourism Ireland
  • Sinead Grace – Tourism Ireland


By applying for the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards, the applicant agrees that in the case of making it to the shortlist, a company representative of appropriate level will attend the awards ceremony in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin on Friday, 3rd February 2017.


Every entry must specify an individual with contact details (Organisation, telephone, email) who may be contacted if necessary by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC) on behalf of the Organising Committee.