This week C103FM talked with Colleen Phillips of Inch Hideaway and Laura Behan of Ballymaloe House

Did you know? 


Tourism is an enormous and widespread industry. It is found all over the world, so its impacts, social, economic, and environmental, are also worldwide. These impacts can be positive, doing good, or negative, doing harm. 


Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”


Accommodation contributes to 20% of all tourism-related carbon emissions. The intensity of energy consumption by hotels was evaluated by probing the energy utilisation in various buildings and air-conditioning designs. 

Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:

Inch Hideaway Eco Tourism here

Ballymaloe sustainability and environmental practices here 

Sustainable Tourism in Ireland Understanding the opportunity here