Airbnb lobbyist added to powerful state tourism body

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
18th August, 2019

Airbnb’s chief Irish lobbyist has been added to an influential government tourism advisory group which is tasked with coming up with policies for the multibillion euro industry.

Jean Hoey, the chief policy officer for Airbnb Ireland, will join the Tourism Leadership Group, which aims to formulate an action plan to grow the sector between now and 2025.

The group is chaired by Ken Spratt, the assistant secretary at the Department of Transport, and includes...

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