Ash crisis cost Irish tourism €50m

The travel disruption caused by the cloud of volcanic ash over Europe cost the Irish tourism sector about €50 million, according to the Central Statistics Office’s head of business statistics.

24th April, 2010

The travel disruption caused by the cloud of volcanic ash over Europe cost the Irish tourism sector about €50 million, according to the Central Statistics Office’s head of business statistics.

Figures prepared by Steve MacFeely at the first annual tourism workshop at Dromoland Castle this weekend, show that around 3,700 flights were due into Ireland through Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports between April 15 and 22.T he flights would have brought an estimated...

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