Wednesday July 8, 2020

Concern as tourism ‘lumped in’ with other portfolios in Martin’s new department

Industry body says tourism should have been added to an economic department as it launches a tourism revival plan

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

29th June, 2020
Eoghan O‘Mara Walsh, chief executive of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, has called on the government to end the 14-day quarantine rule on inbound visitors

It is “baffling” that the tourism portfolio was not allocated to an economic department as part of the new government‘s formation, representatives for the sector have said.

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (Itic) also expressed concern about the level of ministerial attention the sector will receive, given that it is now part of the new Department for Media, Tourism, Art, Culture, Sports and the Gaeltacht.

Catherine Martin, the Green Party deputy...

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