Denis O’Brien’s empire in a time of global crisis: Part 2 – the Quinta do Lago resort
Like all tourism businesses, Denis O’Brien’s Quinta do Lago resort in the Algarve has been rocked by Covid-19. The property valued at €220 million in 2015 is a small but high-profile part of the businessman’s portfolio. Documents show the strategy behind the story and its financial performance.
“Catastrophic impact”: anatomy of Usit’s lightning-fast insolvency
One month ago, directors of the historic student travel agency met to sign off on a promising set of accounts. Last week, they agreed to wind up the company. The downfall reveals the devastation being caused by Covid-19 in the travel sector.
Striving for sustainable tourism: “Destination Ireland can’t be all things to all people”
Eight months into his new job, Kylemore Abbey’s executive director Conor Coyne is convinced that growth lies in quality over quantity. Helped by the religious ethos of his board members, he is investing millions into a more reflective form of tourism.