Wednesday November 25, 2020

Trusting in a tourism comeback

The market is recovering, but concerns remain about travel costs and Britain’s economic situation

9th July, 2011

When Central Statistics Office figures showed the number of tourists visiting Ireland was up by 8.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, tourism minister Leo Varadkar said they demonstrated ‘‘the first early signs of recovery’’ in a sector that had been damaged by the downturn.

While the next set of visitor figures won’t be available until August, anecdotal evidence suggests that this tentative recovery has continued.


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