‘Unwanted’ US visitors being put off visiting Ireland

Tour operators say groups are considering cancelling after hearing of anti-American sentiment during lockdown

20th September, 2020
‘Unwanted’ US visitors being put off visiting Ireland
Rachel Gaffney: client groups are getting cold feet

Dozens of US tourist groups planning trips to Ireland next year are considering cancelling their visits due to perceived anti-American sentiment, tour operators have said.

In July, media reports in Ireland and the US cited alleged instances of American tourists travelling to Ireland on holiday and flouting quarantine rules. A report that appeared in the New York Times, titled ‘Ireland has a new coronavirus fear: Americans who flout quarantine’, said Irish businesses had turned away...

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