Irish tourism anticipating a lean year

Businesses in the tourism industry are hoping that the open skies agreement will help increase visitor numbers from the US. But they are still expecting a lean year as a strong euro and the economic downturn begin to bite.

29th March, 2008

Businesses in the tourism industry are hoping that the open skies agreement will help increase visitor numbers from the US. But they are still expecting a lean year as a strong euro and the economic downturn begin to bite.

The North American market is expected to remain static or drop slightly this year because of the recession in the US and the weakness of the dollar.

In an effort to stem a decline in visitors,...

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