Food & energy prices causing anxiety in Ireland tourism

 Friday, September 9, 2022 


The Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland has recently said that it will be not before 2025 or 2026 that the level of tourism will get back to pre-pandemic mark.

F Paul Kelly, Fáilte Ireland CEO, said that as there were powerful signs of an upturn in the summers of 2022, they are worried about tourism’s future..

The cost of living, energy prices, food prices, is all causing major anxiety as to what will happen in the future.

Mr Kelly also said that the sector profited this summer from the pent up demand. There were many tourists, mainly from foreign countries who were carrying forward credits or vouchers for enjoying their avcations in 2022 as well. The price rise created immense anxiety whatsoever.

It leads to that concern for 2022’s back end and for the impending 2023.

Kelly added that they have seen a very good recuperation in international visitors coming back to their country.

He also said that the overseas visitors were coming in at about 60% to 70% of 2019 levels. This evaluation is largely experienced on the ground by businesses that depend majorly on the tourist trade.

Kaylyn O’Donnell who manages The Dark Horse which is a horsebox coffee van said that they had just two people working in it last summer to keep up with the business.

With her family, she started the business during the COVID times, and their first two high seasons were the summers of staycations.

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