Rural hoteliers want September school return date to boost trade

Hoteliers in tourist counties have called for the Department of Education to regulate school summer holidays, claiming an early return to school affects peak tourism profits

11th August, 2019

Hoteliers in tourist counties have called for the Department of Education to regulate school summer holidays, claiming an early return to school affects peak tourism profits.

Hospitality providers want a return to the traditional back to school in the first week in September to boost the domestic market and to take advantage of the busy holiday months, according to the owner of the Aran Island Hotel Kilronan, Niall Madigan.

In recent years, the holiday period...

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