Fáilte Irelands Tourism Barometer Report

results of Fáilte Irelands latest tourism barometer report
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The main points to the report are as follows:-

Reopening and operating capacity

  • 77% of accommodation businesses and 56% of non-accommodation businesses plan to be open in June
  • Available accommodation capacity in peak summer is currently slightly under half booked up
  • Self-catering and caravan parks fare much better than serviced accommodation

Most Valued Supports

  • EWSS and CRSS stand out as the most valued supports overall
  • 38% cite EWSS as the most useful support when asked to single one out – more so hotels (82% cite EWSS) and businesses in Dublin (59%)
  • 37% cite CRSS as the single most useful support – more so pubs / bars (73%) and outside Dublin (41%)
  • Over half (53%) of coach operators and inbound tour operators cite Fáilte Ireland’s Business Continuity Scheme as the single most valuable support

Summer Bookings

  • Some sectors are doing well out of domestic tourist bookings, including self-catering, caravan parks, hotels, attractions and activity providers
  • Families are noticeably very well represented among the bookers
  • But enquirers are reluctant to book anything which is not fully cancellable
  • Some operators expect consumers to ditch their domestic holiday last minute in favour of going abroad if the rules change in time


  • About a quarter of staff employed this summer are new to the tourism industry
  • Levels of both permanent and seasonal staff are expected to be down. On the whole, results are reasonably consistent by region and sector. But Dublin differs from the rest. Only 9% expect to employ more seasonal staff this summer, and 61% expect numbers to be down.

The full report can be viewed here.

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