Overseas tourists will not be back until autumn ‘at earliest’ says Gibbons

The head of Tourism Ireland has said the best the sector can hope for is a recovery in the second half of the year

28th March, 2021
Overseas tourists will not be back until autumn ‘at earliest’ says Gibbons
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The most optimistic scenario for the Irish tourism industry is for foreign visitors to start returning here by September, the head of Tourism Ireland has predicted.

Niall Gibbons told the Business Post that he hoped for a recovery in visitor numbers in the second half of the year.

“If you’re looking at an optimistic scenario, there is a possibility of things happening by September, but it will depend an awful lot on the rollout in...

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