Failte Ireland says tourism having 2-speed recovery

Hotels are reporting improved business this year but other types of accommodation are doing less well, according to the latest barometer from Failte Ireland.

16th October, 2012
Failte Ireland says tourism having 2-speed recovery
"While some of the trends in this report are positive and to be welcomed, it appears that we may be experiencing a two speed recovery in tourism.”

The latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer has shown business sentiment returning to levels last seen in 2007 though some sectors are outperforming others.

Shaun Quinn, chief executive of Fáilte Ireland said the report was "a realistic snapshot of where tourism is at today" but noted that business from Britain - our biggest overseas market, remained depressed.

The hotel sector seemed to be doing better while other accommodation providers and the restaurant sector...

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