The latest Consumer Sentiment update is dated 12th April. In essence, consumers are still unsure what they can and can’t do when it comes to travel, and as a result much of the data is flat. Fáilte Ireland are able to collect additional data as consumer mindsets become more travel oriented and there are a couple of positive signs that we should be looking at:
That said, the interaction between domestic and overseas travel is pointing at a domestic ‘win’:
There is a fair amount of ‘noise’ in the data which is always indicative of change and the April metrics should be looking strong for domestic tourism
Details of 2020 Domestic Tourism released by the CSO can be viewed here
Many of you have received communications from various Fáilte Ireland teams in recent weeks regarding current enterprise supports available online, and virtual workshops, sales platforms etc. Just a reminder that the Covid specific enterprise supports are accessible here on the Covid Supports hub and there are some really good new webinars in there worth taking a look at, specifically the following:
Fáilte Ireland Covid19 Safety Charter:
It’s probably time now for many of you to look at renewing the COVID-19 Safety Charter – The Charter is valid until a specified date. Businesses will be required to Renew their COVID-19 Safety Charter before this date. Businesses with the COVID-19 Safety Charter can view this date and complete a Renewal through the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal. For renewal purposes, it is important that the details of the COVID-19 Lead Worker Representative are kept up to date on the Trade Portal.